Celtic swoop for Nouioui
Neil Lennon completed his summer signings on Sunday when Tunisia striker Lassad Nouioui joined the Parkhead club on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.
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The Hoops boss had already recruited defender Efe Ambrose from Ashdod as well as bringing in Getafe forward Nicolas Fedor - known as Miku - and Nantes goalkeeper Lubos Kamenar on loan.
who spent the last three years with Spanish side, Deportivo La Coruna, is looking forward to playing for Celtic in the Champions League where they will come up against Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow.
"I'm absolutely delighted to sign for Celtic," he told the club's official website.
"Celtic is a huge club with a magnificent history and a fantastic support. I know all about the wonderful atmosphere at Celtic Park and I can't wait to play there.
"I know that Celtic already has a great squad of players and I'm very much looking forward to joining up with my team-mates.
"I hope to play my part in bringing success to the club and, of course, I'm also looking to competing in the UEFA Champions League with such a great football club."
Lennon, who is looking for
Nouioui to "bring another dimension to the team", is hoping the international break will allow some of his injured players to recover.
Scott Brown, Georgios Samaras, Charlie Mulgrew, Joe Ledley, Beram Kayal and Dylan McGeouch all missed Saturday's 2-2 Clydesdale Bank Premier League draw with Hibernian at Parkhead.
Kris Commons' ankle problem meant he started on the bench and when midfielder Victor Wanyama was replaced by debutant Jackson Irvine for the start of the second-half after the Kenyan could not overcome a dead leg, he teamed up with fellow youngster Filip Twardzik in the middle of the park.
Lennon said: "It's taken its toll on the squad. We had so many players out and we lost Victor at half-time.
"He has had a dead leg for quite a while, it is not majorly serious but there's no doubt we missed him because we had two rookies in centre of midfield.
"They did fine. Filip has been there or thereabouts for a while and Jackson made his debut.
"Hopefully after this two-week break when we go to St Johnstone we will have a good squad to pick from.
"But I am not using that as an excuse, we want to bring the kids through.
"For the majority of the game we played great, I'm not overly unhappy."
It was a game Celtic should have won with ease.
Defender Mikael Lustig fired in his first Hoops goal from a Paddy McCourt corner in the 11th minute but a calamitous mix-up between the Swedish defender and keeper Fraser Forster in the 53rd minute allowed Tim Clancy to level.
Lustig helped force in a second goal via Hibs' skipper James McPake after Easter Road keeper Ben Williams had spilled a Twardzik free-kick.
However, the champions conceded another poor goal when Paul Cairney manoeuvred himself into the box before guiding his shot the ball low past Forster.
Lustig denied the accusation of complacency within the Hoops ranks in the second-half.
"Absolutely not," he said. "Some of the players were playing their first game or not had played so much so it should be not be that way.
"When you play at Celtic Park you should fight for 90 minutes, I don't know what it was but football is sometimes in your head.
"When you play really well in the first half and everything worked well and then when they scored a goal they started playing better a and we started thinking too much, I don't know.
"I think we played really well in the first half, we created big chances.
"We played really bad in the second half, so it ain't good enough."
Cairney hailed the fight of his side after the point moved that up to second in the table level on points with Celtic.
He said: "People can say what we want but we know we have a team who can do well in this league.
"Everyone has written us off but we have good character in the team.
"We were happy with a point."