Former Celtic star wants to keep playing despite season ending injury

Former Celtic star Aiden McGeady is determined to continue playing. McGeady is out of contract this summer; however, he has been forced to sit out the remainder of the campaign after picking up a knee injury, which required surgery.

After moving to Easter Road, McGeady has made just fourteen appearances since linking up again with Lee Johnson, who managed him at Sunderland. As reported by the Glasgow Times, Johnson confirmed that McGeady is intent on continuing playing despite turning 37 earlier this week.

“We’ve had a brief conversation but the main focus for us and for him is getting fit.

“We have to do that anyway and then there has to be a decision made on the back of that. It’s the right thing to do to make sure we see that process through.

“That could be anywhere from 12 weeks to 24 weeks depending on how he reacts to the surgery and how his rehab goes, and the age factor comes into it.

Copyright imago Sportimage Aiden McGeady Celtic Glasgow

“But the one thing I do know and I can publicly state is he’s very, very keen to continue to play, and he’s very keen to continue to play for Hibs.

“Especially with a player that age, there’s a lot of things to consider for him and for us.

“But the update is that he does want to play on.”

McGeady, a product of Celtic’s youth system, left Paradise in 2010 for Spartak Moscow. The player made over 180 appearances for Celtic and has enjoyed spells with Everton, Preston North End and Sunderland. After twelve years, he returned to the league that propelled him to become a £10m player but instead the Green and White of Hibs.

Despite McGeady’s best days being behind him, he was seen an astute signing by Hibs. He added quality and experience to their squad. However, injuries have limited him this season, even if he clearly was still an extremely talented player.

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