Celtic should allow goalkeeper Conor Hazard a loan switch to Partick Thistle.

The third-choice stopper is subject to a move across Glasgow to the Scottish Championship side.

The Scottish Daily Express have reported that The Bhoys are weighing up the move.

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With Scott Bain and Craig Gordon battling for the starting spot, the temporary loan would be perfect for the Northern Irishman.

Familiar territory for Hazard

The 20-year-old has already spent time in the second-tier with Falkirk this year.

Hazard conceded 11 goals in 11 games (10 starts) in the latter half of last season, in which The Bairns finished third bottom.

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Conor Hazard is already known in the Scottish Championship after a half-season with Falkirk (Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Going to Partick Thistle would mean the Northern Irishman facing a similar scenario.

The Jags are currently second bottom, ahead of former club Falkirk, and have a first-choice keeper – ex Rangers stopper Cammy Bell.

Some Thistle fans aren’t happy about Bell’s performances, however, and would welcome a change in between the sticks.

Some Partick Thistle fans aren’t happy with Cammy Bell’s performances this season. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, due to Thistle’s circumstances, they may want to stick with experience.

Furthermore, the Glasgow club have a youth ‘keeper of their own in Jamie Sneddon and the more experienced Aaron Lennox.

 

Keeper won’t get Celtic chance any time soon

The towering 6ft 4inch stopper will find it hard to push Gordon or Bain in the next half of the season.

Gordon has played the vast majority of league and European ties for The Hoops.

Meanwhile, Bain has been given cup duties and a few Premiership appearances.

Scott Bain is the only keeper competing with Craig Gordon at the moment. (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hazard has only made friendly appearances and is yet to make his first-team debut.

He has, however, featured in one game for his country – a defeat to Costa Rica at the tail end of last season.

Big things are expected of the youngster, but he is far from his peak age.

Continuing his Scottish journey in Glasgow would be beneficial as he would be under constant pressure due to the nature of Partick’s season.

It would be hoped that he can come back better for it and perhaps challenge the top two at Celtic. At the moment, however, that’s a long way away.

 

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