Hoops lose out to lure of Premiership

14 July 2010 06:48
Celtic are a huge club but the Premiership is still the biggest playground in town for some players Steven Reid did consider moving to Parkhead before he decided to try his hand in the Premiership with West Brom. Reid had a successful spell at The Hawthorns last season on loan from Blackburn as he helped them gain promotion back to the Premier League on the bounce. However, he admits the chance of joining Celtic was hard to resist before deciding to make a full-time move to the Baggies after leaving Rovers. Reid said: "I would be lying if I said there wasn't an interest there (from Celtic) and I went up and had a look around. With my Irish connection, there was an affinity with Celtic and it was a big pull. Had West Brom not been promoted, that could have made a difference and you want to play in Old Firm games. But I weighed everything up, looked at the standard of the two leagues and signing for West Brom was a much better move. The Premier League is the best league in the world and I'm glad I've got at least another year at that level."