The chances of former Celtic full-back Adam Matthews returning to the club this summer look to have diminished after it emerged he was training with Charlton Athletic.

The 27-year-old has been mentioned as a possible signing for the Hoops given our current lack of options at right-back. The recent signing of his former teammate Fraser Forster has also convinced fans that another return could be on the cards.

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However, it now appears that the Welshman is likely to stay south of the border. The Sunderland Echo report that Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is wanting to have a look at Matthews alongside fellow right-back Tyrone Mears.

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Matthews was remembered pretty fondly at Celtic

After being released by League One Sunderland last season, a move to the Championship would seem like a pretty good deal for Matthews.

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He was always a pretty accomplished footballer in his time in Scotland and playing in the third tier of English football didn’t seem to suit him. He always had his deficiencies but he was a capable player who excelled for Celtic on the big occasions.

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Fans wouldn’t take too warmly to him returning to Glasgow but that’s just because there are better options out there. They want to see us take a forward step rather than a backwards one.

Time will tell what step Celtic take in the right-back position.

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