GEORGIOS SAMARAS can't wait to get Celtic's green title party started a week on Sunday.

For it will mean renewing acquaintances with two men he rates as genuine Parkhead legends - Stiliyan Petrov and John Hartson.

The former Hoops stars will present Neil Lennon's team with the SPFL trophy following the last game of the season at home to Dundee United.

Both men have come through dark times after battling back from cancer.

And Samaras is delighted that two players who are part of Celtic folklore will be on hand to mark three-in-a-row.

He said: "They are part of the history and part of a great team which included the gaffer, [Henrik] Larsson, [Chris] Sutton, [Alan] Thompson and Johan [Mjallby].

"They had this passion and a winning mentality to improve themselves and the team and to reach the top of the mountain.

"Life has been difficult for them with their illnesses, but they are fighters. It wouldn't matter if they played football, rugby, golf or table tennis - in the end they will win.

"That's how strong they are in the mind. They are not just great fighters - they are legends."