Former Scotland international defender Alan Hutton has lauded the impact of Joe Hart at Celtic

The 34-year-old goalkeeper joined the Hoops in the summer on a three-year deal for £1.08million (Transfermarkt). 

Hart has since told Sky Sports of his delight at Celtic Park following a turbulent spell in recent seasons. 

Despite results not always being up to scratch, Hutton has told Football Insider that the 75-cap England man has had a positive impact on Ange Posecoglou’s passing style. 

He’s been huge, hasn’t he? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t really want my goalkeeper having the biggest passing stats. I’d rather it further up the pitch than in front of my own goal. He brings a wealth of experience. He’s been there, done it, bought the t-shirt. Yes, he’s had a difficult couple of seasons not playing but I think when you are the main man, you’re playing week in, week out, one of the first names on the team sheet, it gives you confidence. He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, we see that with some of the saves that he makes. He’s still got it, he’s got a lot to give and he’s relatively young for a goalkeeper. It was a position Celtic struggled to fill since Fraser Forster left. He’s come in and really calmed that back four down. As a defender, when you turn around and see him in goal, it gives you confidence. I think he’s been a brilliant signing and played to a real high standard.

Hart has earned six clean sheets in 15 appearances as a Bhoy and an impressive 7.04 Sofascore rating from seven Scottish Premiership outings.

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Vastly experienced at the elite level, it would certainly appear that Celtic have landed a top-quality operator at a bargain fee. 

Even taking the captains armband on occasion this season, Hart has endeared himself to the club with ease and can play a pivotal role moving forwards.