Celtic youngster Dickson scores in consecutive matches after crossing divide

By Euan Davidson

September 9, 2021

Former Rangers man Ciaran Dickson has made a telling impact for the Celtic B Team in consecutive matches.

After his goalscoring heroics against Morton at the weekend, Dickson again started and scored for McIntyre’s side. The ex-Gers player, who featured in Europa League squads and played in the Betfred Cup for Steven Gerrard [Transfermarkt], made the eyebrow raising move late this summer.

Already, he’s showing why he was held in such high regard at Ibrox. With Gala Fairydean Rovers visiting the Penny Cars stadium, the Celtic B Team faced no problems at all. A comfortable 2-0 win [Celtic FC] came with another strike for Dickson, and a goal for promising forward Adam Brooks.

After 34 minutes, Dickson reacted quickest to a cross from Ben Wylie. From ten yards out, he made no mistake to put Celtic ahead. That followed a twenty-yard rasper that hit the cross bar, earlier in the half.

Then, in the second, Adam Brooks raced through the Gala Fairydean Rovers defence and hit it across a despairing goalkeeper.

Dickson, who signed a new deal with Rangers in January of this year [Twitter], has made little attempt to shirk from the potential controversy of his move. Picked up by Celtic for nothing, the midfielder has already proven an excellent addition by Tommy McIntyre.

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A technically proficient and clever central midfielder, Dickson’s hot start to life in the SLFL is extremely encouraging.

With his goal-scoring and generally effective play, he’s making a solid case for himself in the future. The rigours of multiple competitions could see Ange Postecoglou taking Dickson to the first-team at some point this season.

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A Scotland youth international across multiple age groups, there’s maybe more to the story of how Dickson became available. Whatever the case, though, Celtic have undoubtedly profited.

Tommy McIntyre has refused to put any pressure on the youngster, saying he’ll need “time to settle” [Sun].

However, his seamless transition to life in the Celtic B Team means Dickson is now, presumably, one of the first names on McIntyre’s team sheet.

So far, so good.

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