Former Celtic youth captain leaves club to join Clyde

By John McGinley

July 11, 2021

Paul Kennedy, Celtic captain for the 2019 Scottish Youth Cup Final, has left the club to join Scottish League One side Clyde.

Kennedy will continue his development under Danny Lennon after coming through the Bhoys Academy.

Lennon sounds exciting by the Bully Wee’s signing.

He also praised the coaching that Kennedy has received at Celtic, telling the official Clyde website: “Since he has arrived here, Paul has shown all the qualities we need in a dynamic midfield player. He has clearly been coached well. You can see this reflected in his technical ability, his vision for a pass, his awareness of everyone around him and his execution of the instructions given to him.

“He has played a strong role in our pre-season games, in and out of possession. We believe he will make a significant contribution in a formidable Clyde team, ready to more than match the challenges ahead, in what is shaping up to be a very competitive and exciting season.”

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Kennedy had impressed in a trial for Clyde recently, assisting a goal in a warm-up match.

He’ll be very well known to a number of more recognisable Celtic youth names. As stated, he was the designated leader in the 2019 Scottish Youth Cup Final team. That eleven also included Karamoko Dembele and Scott Robertson, with other talents such as Owen Moffat on the bench.

However, clearly, it was determined he wasn’t quite at the level required to break into the Celtic first-team squad.

That’s no disgrace though. He still has a chance of playing at a quality level. The prospect of regular first-team football at Clyde will be exciting for him.

We’ve seen many talents leave the club before going on to achieve great things in the Scottish game and beyond.

We wish Kennedy the best of luck with his career and will be watching how he gets on in League One.

In other news, Ange Postecoglou gets serious with fresh Celtic transfer update.