Jonathan Afolabi has discussed the reasoning behind his switch from Dunfermline to Celtic.
The Irishman has joined the Pars on loan from Parkhead until the end of the season. He joined the Hoops in the summer following a stint with Premier League side Southampton.
Senior appearances haven’t been forthcoming though, with Afolabi yet to make his mark in the senior game. He’ll be hoping that Stevie Crawford hands him his senior chance.
The 20-year-old has explained why Dunfermline was the team for him. There was interest from down south, but Afolabi had his heart set on East End Park after looking into the Pars a bit more- and seeing them in action on his big Celtic day.
“I only really found out last Friday that the opportunity to come to Dunfermline was there,” said Afolabi. “It felt like a good opportunity to get experience. I could have went back down south.
“But I had to choose what felt right for me at this moment in time. It feels like this club was the right place to be. It’d be great to get straight into it, that’d be perfect. I’ll try and get on the scoresheet as many times as I can.
“Going on loan is a positive thing for me. I signed for Celtic the day they played Dunfermline in the League Cup. I thought Celtic were going to do what they normally do but it was good to see Dunfermline put up a fight.
“They fell short at the end but it was a good game to watch. There’s a lot of responsibility because Celtic are expected to win every game and the fans expect a lot from them.
“I’m direct, quick, powerful, I like to get goals. It’s been great so far and the lads have welcomed me with open arms.”