Celtic loanee Ross Doohan discusses best moments this season as he shines in England

By David Walton

January 21, 2022

Celtic loanee Ross Doohan, currently on loan with Tranmere Rovers, has been discussing his best moments this season as he continues to wow supporters down south.

Doohan is with the League 2 club for the rest of the season, and his form so far has been outrageously good. The Lennoxtown academy product has made 23 appearances this term and has 11 clean sheets to his name. He’s only conceded 20 goals throughout the campaign too [Transfermarkt].

Throughout the season he’s been regularly lauded by Tranmere supporters. No surprises then that when the prospect of a Q&A popped up on their official media channels, their fans flooded their Twitter page.

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Doohan has since answered several questions – mostly relating to non-football topics. However, he did pick out his favourite save and moment of the season as he reflected back on his first 6 months in England:

Speaking on Tranmere’s Prenton Preview Show, Doohan said: “Favourite save of the season? I quite liked the save at Carlisle. In the second half we were 1-0 up, and the ball has come across and I’ve just reacted to it with my foot. It went out for a corner. So I’ve got to say that.

“I [also] really enjoyed the Friday night game vs Colchester [2-0 home win]. I thought at Colchester we played really well, and Friday night games are great. I love playing night games and Friday night was packed. We played really well and we got the win, so I really enjoyed that game.

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“Usually in the second half when I’m looking down at the Kop, especially when we score you just see everyone erupting. It’s dark and with the lights on it just looks great. I would probably say that’s my favourite moment so far.”

No regrets for Ross Doohan as he makes fine progress away from Celtic

Sometimes loan spells just don’t work out. Players can go and not get the minutes he was looking for. Eventually the short-termism of the deal can lead to managers being happy to leave you on the sidelines. Doohan deserves real credit for ensuring he didn’t fit into that bracket.

It was a tough start. He was regularly playing second-fiddle to veteran Joe Murphy. It was only after his injury back in September did Doohan get his opportunity to truly prove himself. Since then, he’s been on a barn-storming run of form that clearly has the Tranmere support buzzing with him.

6 of Doohan’s last 7 league matches have ended with him keeping shutouts. Yes, the cynics will say that it’s only League 2, but it’s senior football and the difficulty of the leagues down south cannot be underestimated.

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Doohan has already made it clear what his long-term goals are. He wants to come back to Celtic Park and compete for a first-team spot. He still has ambitions of being the club’s number one, and you have to absolutely love the ambition there [Scottish Sun].

Granted, for now, all he’ll be focusing on is earning a new contract at Parkhead. His current one is up next summer, but he isn’t doing anything wrong at the moment, and another 5 months of impressive displays and he’ll most certainly have earned an extension.

It remains to be seen how many more loan spells the 23-year-old will need before he’s deemed ready to compete. But credit to him, he’s out there making a name for himself. It’s exactly what Ange Postecoglou will have wanted him to do.

In other news, Carl Starfelt sounds like he’s absolutely loving life at Celtic 6 months in