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After Snubbing Celtic, the Reebok Stadium Looms Large For Keith Andrews

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Celtic were hot for former Blackburn and West Bromwich Albion man Keith Andrews. The Bhoys had hoped to wrap up a deal for the Irish international prior to the start of the European Championships but were not able to do so. Now with Ireland eliminated after the group stage, Celtic had offered Andrews a chance to negotiate a deal. He said no.

Andrews' Euro hopes ended even more prematurely than the rest of his Irish teammates as he was sent off in their final game against Italy for two bookable offenses. The central defender had previously been a Blackburn man and had spent time on loan at Ipswich but handed in a transfer request during the January transfer window. WBA snapped him up in a deadline day deal but released him at the end of the season after he made 14 appearances for them.

Andrews will likely meet with Bolton Wanderers to discuss a deal at some point next week. He's currently 32 years old and because of that, not exactly a spring chicken. Still, the Championship does seem to be his level and he's spent quite a good amount of time down there. He's been touted as a replacement for Nigel Reo-Coker but it's pretty much fact that he's not nearly as good.

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