Ciaran Dickson Celtic B exploits attract plaudits from supporters

By David Walton

September 9, 2021

New Celtic youngster Ciaran Dickson has seriously caught the eye of the Hoops support over the last five days.

The young midfielder arrived on transfer deadline day having been released by Rangers earlier this year. However, so far, he’s taken to the controversial switch like a duck to water.

Operating with the Celtic B side, Dickson is on fire early doors. He marked his debut with a goal against Championship side Greenock Morton in the Challenge Cup last Saturday. And last night, he followed it up with a first Lowland League effort against Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Dickson arrives at Parkhead with plenty of spotlight on how he’ll fare. He isn’t the only former Rangers player to cross the divide in recent times, after Liam Burt did the same in 2019.

However, Dickson is certainly off to a quicker start with two goals in two games. Playing pivotal roles already for the B side has been a promising sign for supporters with regards to the player’s character.

Ciaran Dickson showing promising signs with Celtic B

You have to admire him for firstly even having the courage to make the move. He’ll have known the stick he was going to get for it from Ibrox supporters. Massive credit to him for pushing the chest out and getting on with it.

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Even more impressively is how he’s adapted to life under Tommy McIntyre. Even at this early stage, Dickson looks like he has something to offer the b team’s midfield.

At only 19, there’s plenty of time for him to express himself with the B side before taking his next step. He’s already benefiting from playing against senior players for a start – something he won’t have had in recent years.

He does of course have a senior appearance with Rangers to his name. Steven Gerrard featured him against Falkirk last season and labelled him “terrific” [The Scotsman].

Celtic are looking to find something within Dickson that Rangers couldn’t. And the early signs are he’s settling in right at home with McIntyre’s youngsters. Fair to say the supporters are impressed regardless. Here’s a look at how they’ve reacted to Dickson’s start:

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