Derek Heller had a day he will never forget on Tuesday - thanks to the SPFL's Charity Partner Shelter Scotland and Celtic FC.
The 42-year-old met Hoops manager Ronny Deila and several members of the squad at their Lennoxtown Training Centre and enjoyed a kick-about with Anthony Stokes and Efe Ambrose.
Derek, who was previously homeless but has found temporary accommodation with the help of Shelter Scotland, was also given the new Celtic shirt and tickets for this evening's Champions League qualifier with Stjarnan at Parkhead.
Derek told the Daily Record: “When you are homeless, you feel like no one cares about you – like you’re alone. You lose all hope of good things ever happening to you. My life has been turned around but I still only take it day by day.
“This has definitely been one of the most amazing days of my life. I’m really proud of the club. They’ve not only given me a day I will never forget but they’ve helped a charity that helped me turn a corner. I’ve gone from being homeless and feeling hopeless to looking forward to the future. I can’t thank Shelter, the SPFL and Celtic enough.”
Shelter director Graeme Brown said: “We are thrilled for Derek. By supporting Shelter Scotland, the SPFL and thousands of fans who have donated over the course of the season have helped us support thousands of people just like Derek.”
You can find out more about the work of Shelter Scotland HERE