Celtic loanee Adam Montgomery will be in Aberdeen squad ahead of potential debut tonight

By David Walton

February 1, 2022

Aberdeen have confirmed that Celtic left-back Adam Montgomery will be in their squad for tonight’s Premiership encounter away to Ross County.

The Dons make the journey to the Highlands looking to bounce back from their dismal 1-0 defeat at St Mirren last week.

Montgomery, meanwhile, signed for Stephen Glass’ side late last night on a loan deal until the end of the season. It comes after a productive first half of the campaign in which he made 18 appearances for the Hoops [Transfermarkt].

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Aberdeen boss Glass has already talked up the Celtic starlet on the club’s official website. And in the same piece, it states that Adam will be thrown straight into the squad for tonight’s game.

There should be no concerns over the player’s fitness issues given he’s continued to train with the first-team injury-free. Granted, he hasn’t made any of our 4 matchday squads in 2021.

The left-back will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ryan Christie, who spent 18 months at Pittodrie before coming back and becoming a Hoops regular.

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You can’t deny just how big a move this is for him. He’s going to one of Scottish football’s biggest clubs to play under extreme pressure under a fanbase that has high expectations this season.

Aberdeen have been underperforming this term in what can only be described as a disappointing opening season under Glass. However, they will still have their sights set on the top 6 at the very least. Montgomery has to help them aim for that and play a key role.

What makes this move even more of a boost for the player is that he’ll still be featuring in Scotland’s top league. He doesn’t have to drop down to the Championship and play against a lesser standard of player. By joining Aberdeen, he’ll be able to play regularly against the same opposition he would be battling if he was at Celtic.

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It’s easy to forget the opportunities Montgomery has already had for Celtic this season too. He may be inexperienced, but he’s still had some extremely positive experiences this season already. Ange has given him plenty of opportunities, and it’s seen him feature in some big games such as against Aberdeen, Hearts, Bayer Leverkusen, and Ferencvaros respectively.

Aberdeen are getting an exciting talent and it remains to be seen if there would be scope to extend the loan similar to what happened with Christie.

For now, however, Adam just needs to get the head down and win a place in the Dons’ first-team. All eyes on whether that happens as soon as tonight.

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