The Celtic Trust has increased it's shareholding in the club.

The supporters' organisation states that they are now the eighth biggest shareholders of Celtic, with a total of 170,000 shares in their name.

The trust have purchased a further 10,000 shares, they confirmed on social media.

In a short statement posted on X, a spokesperson wrote: "Fan ownership of Celtic shares rises. The Celtic Trust has purchased a further 10,000 shares bringing our collective shareholding to 170,000. We are now the 8th largest single shareholder in Celtic."

Dermot Desmond is the club's largest shareholder with a 34.65% stake in the club. Chris Trainer owns the second-largest number of shares.

The Celtic Trust, which was founded in 2000, wants to see Celtic as a fan-owned club in the future.

A mission statement on their website reads: "The Celtic Trust exists to try to prevent any one person or group ever being able to take control of the club.

"Our ultimate aim is for Celtic Football Club to be owned and run by its own supporters in the best interests of the team on the pitch and in line with the values and activities of its charitable history."

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Meanwhile, it was not a night that anyone connected with Celtic will care to remember. But if they don’t face the facts of what happened to them in the Estadio Metropolitano on Tuesday evening, then it will have been a futile endeavour in every conceivable way.

That is the opinion of a still slightly punch-drunk Alistair Johnston, who was dazed by the experience of what Atletico Madrid did to him and his teammates, particularly after they went down to 10 men with the dismissal of Daizen Maeda.

They were already a goal behind by that stage, but the rampant La Liga outfit stuck a further five past Joe Hart, and Johnston is candid enough to accept that even the 6-0 scoreline probably flattered his team a bit.