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Derek McInnes targets young Celtic for loan

By on January 23, 2022 0

Derek McInnes is hoping to bring Celtic youngster Adam Montgomery to Rugby Park on loan. The former Aberdeen manager took over the Kilmarnock job after Tommy Wright was relieved of his duties last month and is now targeting a number of new signings to propel the Ayrshire club into the Premiership at the first attempt.

The 19-year-old will be cleared to leave on loan this month and The Scottish Sun are reporting that the Championship side will win the race to sign the versatile left-footer.

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Celtic are looking to ship a few players this month with Boli Bolingoli, Ismaila Soro and Vasilis Barkas all expected to be moved. Liam Scales appears to be Greg Taylor’s deputy for the left-back role, meaning a loan move would benefit Montgomery, especially in a ball-loving team.

McInnes took Ryan Christie to the North East and fired him as a full Celtic first-team player. If he can accept Montgomery on a deal, with a possible extension for next season, Postecoglou can monitor the youngster’s progress with a view to his return to the first team in the future.