FORMER Celtic star Aiden McGeady has told how he would love a return to the Hoops - despite believing that his Parkhead ship has sailed.

The 34-year-old is currently an outcast at Sunderland after having spent the second half of last season on loan at Charlton.

He's since been training with the Black Cats under-23s since his return and that has thrown a degree of uncertainty into where his future lies.

He told GO Radio: "I don't know, it's a hard one.

"There's been a little bit of talk before in January about me possibly going to Hibs with Jack Ross.

"Obviously I've had a few messages about it and stuff. But honestly, I don't know.

"Maybe if Lenny [Neil Lennon] gets in touch then I might [return], aye! But I don't think that's going to happen, I think that ship has sailed.

"My first choice would be Celtic but I think that time in my career has passed to be honest with you.

"I was 34 in April, I played in the Championship at the end of last season.

"It depends on how your body holds up but at my age just now I actually feel great.

"I've probably lost a little bit of speed but not to the extent where I'd say I'm slow.

"I honestly feel I could play another four or five years but whether someone employs you for that long is a different story."