Report: Ange looks set to let another Celtic youngster out on loan; 3 teams interested
Ange Postecoglou looks set to let another Celtic youngster out on loan.
Celtic B Team star Brody Paterson could be on his way out of the club for a six-month loan deal, as early as the start of next week.
According to the Daily Record [16.21], three SPFL League One clubs are after the 20-year-old Celtic left-back.
Paterson, who spent last season alongside Luca Connell and Ryan Mullen at Queen’s Park last season, has had some excellent moments in Tommy McIntyre’s B Team this season. His enthusiasm was the story after starring for the B Team against Bo’ness United in the SLFL back in August.
Recently, he spoke of how helpful a spell with the Spiders was in his development. In an interview with Celtic’s in house media, Paterson said [Celtic FC]: “At Queen’s Park I was playing against men who are playing for their livelihood.
“They’ve got to play for mortgages, kids – it just means that little bit extra to them. It was a really good experience.”
Paterson would be one of a number of Celtic youngsters currently out on loan. Jonathan Afolabi, Ross Doohan, Luca Connell, Barry Coffey and others are gaining valuable experience away from the club.
The left-back, who hopes to emulate Kieran Tierney, is clearly a wanted man. And Ange Postecoglou will be hoping Paterson can find his next gear away from Celtic.
Celtic youngster Brody Paterson would do well to bolster professional experience, Ange will surely provide
The Brody Paterson that came back from Queen’s Park is better than the one who left for the Spiders last summer. He’s another example of the loan system working in Celtic’s favour.
The club have been shrewd in giving opportunities to young players. Paterson, at 20, is a particularly interesting case. There’s a queue ahead of him at left-back in the first-team, but there’s also plenty of potential. In years to come, he should be aiming to bother Greg Taylor, Liam Scales et al.
Whether a move comes to fruition as quickly as the beginning of next week is another thing entirely.
But two thoughts emerge here; the B Team experiment has worked in developing players and providing opportunities, and Celtic have an excellent platform to give young players opportunities at lower professional levels.
Hopefully, a move materialises for the ambitious left-back.
If he’s able to light up League One, and come back with real confidence, he could easily put himself in the Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou’s thoughts going forward.