Celtic loanee McInroy set for "a couple of meetings this week" to resolve immediate future

By Euan Davidson

January 5, 2022

Former Celtic youth captain and Airdrie loanee Kerr McInroy has suggested that his immediate future is uncertain, following a decent half-season on loan at the Penny Cars Stadium.

McInroy, who came through the Academy, has a contract with Celtic until the summer. First-team opportunities have been at a premium, and at 21, has only B Team and U21 Hoops appearances to his name. At Airdrieonians, however, McInroy has enjoyed himself under manager Ian Murray, scoring 4 goals and setting up 3 in 11 league outings.

McInroy spent last season on loan with Ewan Henderson at Dunfermline Athletic. The two came through the Celtic Academy together, but both look to be on their way from Parkhead sooner rather than later.

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The Celtic youngster told the Daily Record he’d be having some meetings very soon, and that was he was excited for what’s next. He said [Daily Record]: “I’m really unsure about the rest of the month.

“I need to have a couple of meetings this week to see what I am doing.

“But at the moment I don’t have a clue. It’s more exciting than something to worry about. I’ve been putting it off and off again. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Airdrie. It’s been great for me and exactly what I needed.”

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Celtic provided an excellent education for Airdrie loanee Kerr McInroy, but his future looks to be elsewhere

Not every Academy player can make it at Celtic. Even ones who were highly-rated coming through the age groups, like McInroy. He’s been a name that’s interested Bhoys supporters for years now, but at 21, it’s probably time to make a move.

And to be fair to him, he doesn’t sound remotely bitter or negative about his experiences. He’s embracing opportunities elsewhere, and is being realistic about what the future holds. That he’s “excited” shows a level of maturity and positivity that bodes well for him.

In his opportunities outside of Celtic’s first-team, McInroy has looked a decent player. A deeper-lying midfield player, his form at Airdrieonians has been excellent. Scoring from range, setting team-mates up and maintaining high standards, he’s probably too good for League One.

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Ultimately, though, his chances at Celtic aren’t exactly promising. So, moving on is probably the best thing for him. But if he does so, it’s seemingly without any resentment or disappointment. That’s a good sign for his future.

Whether he moves this month or in the summer, we wish him all the best. Clearly, the mentality he has will set him up well for the rest of his career.

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