Celtic have landed an all-action midfielder with an eye for a pass in new signing Luca Connell, says Marc Iles of Bolton News.

The youngster penned a four-year deal at Parkhead at the end of the month and Hoops supporters have been buzzing at the prospect of seeing their new man in action.

Having played just 12 times last season for Bolton last season under Phil Parkinson, footage of the dynamo has been of short supply for Celts to get excited about.

But Chief Football Writer at the Bolton News, Marc Iles, reckons Celtic have won a watch with the confident Liverpool native who is not afraid to put a boot in.

Marc said: "Luca was commanding midfield in the Championship and he improved. He'll improve and develop further around good players.

"It's obviously going to be more difficult to break into a team with big established players already there but he's not shy and he believes hand-on-heart that he can challenge for a place.

"Neil Lennon will give kids chances and take gambles so don't be surprised if he's there at the beginning of the season.

"He's all-action and I think he's a Neil Lennon-type player.

"He works hard and while technically can play."

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Marc added: "He's probably happier in front of a back four than maybe playing the number ten role but he has done both for Bolton.

"He likes to put a tackle in which Lenny will love so he has all the talents to make it.

"Physically he still has a lot of padding out to do, he's still only 18, but with the right guidance that'll come at a club like Celtic."

Connell looks set to hit the ground running but is short on experience when it comes to big games.

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The midfield man has starred against the likes of Derby, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa during his time at the Macron Stadium.

But the Champions League would be a huge step up in competition.

However, Bolton News reporter Marc Iles remains certain that Connell will have little trouble making the transition from being an English Championship player to a European star.

He added: "Fans should be excited about Luca coming to Celtic.

"The Champions League is a huge step for the lad but it won't faze him at all.

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"When he first broke into the Bolton side he was barking orders about and confident enough to boss teammates about.

"Going to places like Derby County, Nottingham Forest, with big crowds, he was still doing the same sort of thing.

"Whether it's places like the San Siro or places like that, he'll still be doing the same thing.

"He's a kid and will obviously make mistakes.

"But with the right help and guidance, he'll be able to make a success of things in Glasgow."