It has been a long time coming, but Celtic loanee Ross Doohan has finally made his debut for Premiership side Ross County. On Saturday he started for the Staggies in their home match against Hibernian. He helped his team pick up a point with a clean sheet in a goalless draw.
Even better than that, he was named as man of the match by BBC Sport for his performance on the day, as he made a series of saves to keep Hibs out. That will be a boost for the player. However, more important was the fact that after two months on the bench, Doohan finally got the nod to start the game.
Clean sheet is good start
If Doohan is to have any future with Celtic, he needs some game time to show Neil Lennon just how good a player he can be. This clean sheet is a good start. However, he will need to start showing good form on a regular basis first.
Celtic already have three goalkeepers at the club in Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain and Conor Hazard. It won’t be easy for Doohan to dislodge that trio from their positions at the club. However, first-team football on a regular basis will certainly help Doohan’s cause.
May be first choice for foreseeable future
You have to think that after such a successful debut, Doohan will be Ross County’s number one goalkeeper for the foreseeable future. Aside from, of course, when they play Celtic.
No doubt Neil Lennon will be watching Doohan’s progress with Ross County very closely. It is too early to tell if Doohan has a long-term future with Celtic. However, as long as he keeps producing the goods for Ross County then he might well have a chance with the Hoops.
Hopefully he is able to keep a clean sheet for Ross County next time they play Rangers. Should that happen he would become an instant fan favourite.