Celtic loanee Conor Hazard is refusing to get carried away even though his penalty save helped Dundee to a vital point in the Championship promotion battle, the Courier reports.

Hazard’s penalty save earned the Dens Park club a point in a 0-0 draw with Ayr United on Saturday, but the Celtic goalkeeper has put the save down to ‘luck’.

“Just picked a side”

“It was all about a bit of luck. I just picked a side and luckily it was the right side” he said, as quoted by the Courier.


Hazard also discussed the situation which saw come up against another Celtic loanee, Ayr United goalkeeper Ross Doohan.

Conor Hazard, currently on loan at Dundee

Conor Hazard, currently on loan at Dundee (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“Ross and I get on well. He’s a really good goalie, we’ve been at Celtic since we were both 16. It’s good to come up against him” he said.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will no doubt be taking notes on the performance of both goalkeepers, ahead of what could be a pivotal summer in that position for the Hoops.

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Craig Gordon seems set to leave, and Fraser Forster’s future is uncertain, as he is set to return to Southampton at the end of the season.

Must take any chance to catch manager’s eye

Therefore, any chance Hazard – and Doohan – can get to impress they must take. Hazard winning his side a point with a save is certainly impressive.

Conor Hazard in action

Conor Hazard in action (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

However, you imagine that when the player returns to Celtic in the summer he will want to have discussions with Neil Lennon about the prospect of playing first-team football.

Only time will tell if he gets that chance, but if he keeps impressing for Dundee Hazard could feature for the Hoops at some stage next season.

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