Celtic loanee gets on the scoresheet in emphatic SPFL win

By Euan Davidson

November 6, 2021

Celtic Academy graduate Kerr McInroy scored his first goal for Airdrieonians, as the North Lanarkshire club beat Peterhead 3-1.

McInroy, a former Celtic youth captain, added the Diamonds’ second in the convincing SPFL League One win. It was a terrific strike from the Celtic loanee, who spent last season on loan with Championship strugglers Dunfermline Athletic.

According to the Daily Record’s match report, McInroy showed neat touches, and was unlucky not to have scored earlier. Additional goals from Dylan Easton and Callum Smith made it a comfortable afternoon for the Diamonds, who sit atop League One [SPFL].

McInroy, who played for the Celtic B Team in the Challenge Cup earlier this season, has made an impressive start to life at Airdrieonians. Playing out full matches in North Lanarkshire, the former Scotland youth international is gaining vital experience on loan.

Previously, McInroy made 22 appearances for hometown club Dunfermline Athletic. After featuring in pre-season for Celtic, there were hopes that the youngster might make a breakthrough under Ange Postecoglou.

McInroy is out of contract in the summer of 2022.

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Kerr McInroy not the only Celtic loanee in action today

Around the SPFL, there were other Celtic loanees making their mark. Jonathan Afolabi, back on the team-sheet for Ayr United, set up Paddy Reading in some style during the Honest Men’s 2-2 draw with Inverness [Ayr United].

Luca Connell was a 76th minute substitute for Queens Park, in their 1-1 draw with East Fife [Queens Park]. Spiders striker Lee Kilday looked to have secured a win, but East Fife’s Kieran Miller equalised late into injury time.

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In England, Ross Doohan kept a clean sheet for Tranmere Rovers in their FA Cup win over Crawley Town. The goalkeeper has kept an impressive 5 clean sheets in 12 appearances this season [Transfermarkt].

There was no such joy for Scott Robertson and Crewe Alexandra, who lost 3-0 to Swindon. The Celtic loanee was a second half sub, and received a yellow card in Crewe’s loss.

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