Neil Lennon believes Fraser Forster's call-up to the England squad has vindicated the keeper's decision to stay in Scotland.
The Hoops' number one, who signed a permanent deal for the Scottish champions in the summer after two loan spells at the club, was named in Roy Hodgson's 25-man pool for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland on Thursday.
Parkhead boss Lennon has been a champion of Forster's international ambitions, and those of English striker Gary Hooper.
Ahead of the SPL clash with Hearts at Parkhead on Sunday, he said: "I applaud Roy Hodgson. He must think I am pain in the backside, I am always on his case about Fraser and Gary. It is a wonderful moment for Fraser.
"It is a vindication of bringing players to the club, it is a vindication of Scottish football and it is great for the kid.
"He has worked incredibly hard and I'm sure there were some people in his ear in the summer saying he won't progress if he goes to Scottish football so there is a lot o...