TEEMU PUKKI, after moving to Danish side Brondby on Monday, admitted he is relieved to leave Celtic because the SPFL Premiership is too weak.

Celtic paid £3m to land the 24-year-old on a four-year deal from Schalke, but he scored just seven goals in 34 appearances last season and opted to move to Denmark when he was made a bit-part player by manager Ronny Deila.

Pukki made it clear he wasn't impressed with the one-horse-race Scottish top flight. "I am looking forward very much to playing in the Super League," he said.

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"The competition is extremely fierce in this league, unlike in Scotland where there is only one good team . . . Celtic. When I heard of Brondby's interest, I called their keeper, Lukas Hradecky, who I know very well from the Finland squad.

"As a striker, I love to score goals, and I hope I can help the team by scoring some goals here."