Former Celtic star Josip Juranovic has praised Joe Hart after the goalkeeper's performance against St Mirren.

The 36-year-old made several key saves as the Hoops ran out 2-0 winners against Stephen Robinson's men in the Scottish Cup.

And the Croatian international, who left Parkhead for Union Berlin just over a year ago, was impressed with Hart's athleticism.

Celtic posted a photo of the former England international at full stretch in the fixture on Instagram and the right-back commented: "My goalkeeper!!!"

Jurnaovic made the move to the Bundesliga side for £7.5million after a successful 18 months under then-boss Ange Postecoglou.

The 28-year-old won two trophies during his time in Glasgow, including helping Celtic wrestle back the Scottish Premiership from Rangers.

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Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers reckons some people have been trying to gang up on Celtic recently. 

The Scottish champions have come under some hefty criticism recently after their inactivity in the January transfer market, and stumbling to a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.

But Rodgers is having none of it. He said: "The narrative around our team is that we’re not together and we’re broken but you can’t come and win very comfortably like that if you’re not. When you’re a winning club with a winning mentality … I think they’re trying to gang up on us now!

"When you are successful and this club has been for a long period it doesn’t take much for people to want to bring you down.

"It’s about keeping that calmness. We haven’t been consistently playing to that level but we’ll get there and once the pitches get a bit better as well.

"We managed the game well in the second half. It was always going to be a tricky game.

"St Mirren are in really good form. The guys did really well and I’m pleased for them. They’re giving us absolutely everything.

“It’s such a tricky tie with the form St Mirren have been in. They’ve had good wins and are high in confidence and have players back from the Asia Cup so it was a big test but we stood up to it defensively.

"We had moments in the first half but just needed to find one or two better ways to play through the block. We could have scored more in the second half.”