Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard is likely to be keen to get some first-team football between now and the end of the season, and a recent decision at Rangers could help him out.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon is currently blessed for keepers at the club with Fraser Forster, Craig Gordon and Scott Bain all fit and healthy.
That means that Hazard will almost certainly not see any action before the end of May, but a move to Queen of the South could help him out.
The Doonhamers are searching for a new man between the sticks after Rangers recalled loan man Robbie McCrorie back to the club and then sent him out to top-flight side Livingston.
“It is slightly awkward for us as we don’t want to let anyone down,” Gers boss Gerrard admitted in his Tuesday press conference. (Official Rangers website)
“Queen of the South probably thought they would have Robbie for the full year but we have to forget about that and think what’s best for the kid himself.”
Rangers decision could open the door for Hazard
So Queens will almost certainly be entering the market for a new keep in the coming months, and that’s where Hazard could come in.
Back in September, the 21-year-old spoke about his need to find a loan club in the new year,
Hazard told the Belfast Telegraph: “I’ll see what Celtic have planned for me but if things don’t work out between now and January in terms of matches I would be looking to get more game time out on loan.
“If that happens hopefully I can get the right club for me.”
Queen of the South, currently sitting sixth and in with a chance of the play-offs, seem like a pretty good fit. Given their recent news and Hazard’s hopes, you would think that any deal would suit both parties.