Dobbie Flattered By Attention

22 June 2012 09:47
WIll Stephen Dobbie be heading back north?

Stephen Dobbie has been around over the last ten years, with spells at Hibs, St Johnstone, Dumbarton and Queen of the South. He says he is "flattered" to be linked with a move back to Scotland to join Celtic.  Dobbie appeared set to leave Swansea City in the summer after spending the end of last season on loan at Blackpool. The Seasiders are said to be interested in making the arrangement permanent,. However, Michael Laudrup, who was recently appointed manager to replace Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium, has still to assess his playing resources.  Celtic, Bristol City and Middlesbrough have all been linked with a bid for Dobbie, withy the player saying he would be open to the prospect of joining the SPL champions.  He said: "The first I heard about an interest from Celtic was when I was on holiday. But it was newspaper speculation and I haven't heard anything official. I'm still a Swansea player and we have a new boss so that's my situation. But who wouldn't be flattered at reports of Celtic being interested in you? They're a massive club, they have a terrific support and they will also be striving to get into the Champions League next season. It's something any player would want to look at and I'm no different."