Celtic midfielder’s loan spell comes to an early end

By John Reid

August 2, 2019

Celtic midfielder Mark Hill’s loan spell at Charlotte Independence has come to an early end. The player only joined up with the American side in March.

However, Charlotte recently revealed that Celtic had recalled the player early from his loan deal. Perhaps this indicates that the player is set to move on to a team in Scotland.

Hill has previously had loan spells at both St Mirren and Forfar. In fact, he was at Forfar for the first-half of last season before making the move to America.

Previous manager sacked

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The recall may also be because Jim McGuinness, the manager in charge of Charlotte when he signed and a former Celtic coach, was sacked by the Independence in June.

It seems unlikely that Hill has been recalled to get into the Hoops first-team. So far in his time at the club, he has been unable to make the breakthrough.

Move to Scottish team could provide regular football


It is more likely that the Hoops feel that a move to a team in Scotland would benefit the player, where he could play regular football.

Hill made nine appearances for Charlotte this season, which is a decent number. However, in recent weeks he had not been making the first-team squad.

Therefore, it makes sense for Celtic to end the loan deal now and bring the player back to Scotland. Hopefully that will allow the player to resurrect his career.