Mixed feelings on season for Strachan

CELTIC manager Gordon Strachan admits to having mixed feelings about his debut season with the club.

Despite landing the Scottish Premier League title he said: “You can’t really say it’s been enjoyable, you have to protect yourself in certain ways. But I have enjoyed being the Celtic manager, I’ve enjoyed the company of the players and other managers up here. There are some good managers in Scotland with some good ideas. We all know it’s not as good as the English Premiership but I see a lot of good young players.”

A John Hartson header after five minutes gave the Hoops the lead and when Shaun Maloney notched the second just after the hour mark it looked like turning into a stroll for the champions. However, two goals in two minutes by Dons substitute John Stewart, who had replaced Danny Griffin at the interval, earned the home side a deserved point.

ABERDEEN: Esson, Griffin (Stewart 45), McNaughton, Considine, Byrne, Nicholson, Macauley, Dempsey (Donald 74), Foster, Mackie, Crawford (Maguire 66).

CELTIC: Marshall, Telfer, Varga, McManus, Camara, Lawson, Thompson, Pearson, McGeady (Wilson 76), Maloney, Hartson (Virgo 77).

Referee: C Murray.

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