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.
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.
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.
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.
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.