"I'm really pleased with him"; Young Celtic defender already impressing on loan

By David Walton

July 5, 2022

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has stated that he’s “really pleased” with what he’s seen from Celtic defender Adam Montgomery already.

Montgomery has joined the Premiership club on loan until January in a bid to get more minutes under his belt. It comes after a short spell with Aberdeen last season too.

The left-back is highly-rated at Celtic Park and will be looking to show that he can compete against the best wingers in Scotland ahead of his return in 6 months time.

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And after competing in a 1-1 friendly draw with Aberdeen earlier this week, Davidson has commented on Montgomery’s performance as the club wrapped up its pre-season training camp in Spain.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Davidson said: “Adam played about 70 minutes. I’m really pleased with him. He has great energy. Graham Carey rolled his ankle in training and will be out for a week or so.

“It was a great trip. We had a good week of double sessions. We’ve got a few wee niggly injuries that you get at this time of the year but we’re delighted to get the new boys involved and things are coming along nicely. There were a lot of positives.”

Adam Montgomery looking for a big 6 months ahead of Celtic return

Montgomery may feel as if he’s out of the picture at Celtic Park right now, but the truth is he’s landed on his feet after his departure.

We’ve seen in the past how fruitless it can look for those youngsters who are sent through England’s lower divisions without any clear signs of progress. Being away from Scotland can at times take them away from supporters’ gaze.

But Adam has a glorious opportunity in Perth that he’ll be itching to seize. Not only has he managed to join another Premiership club, but he’ll be able to compete right in front of the Celtic fans.

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Should he managed to impress, particularly against the top clubs in the country, it won’t be long before the media and the Celtic support are bigging him up. That kind of coverage would seriously stand him in good stead whether he returns in January or ends up staying in Perth for the season.

Montgomery will undoubtedly be excited by the challenge that awaits him too. He may have been with Aberdeen last term, but an injury put an end to his first-team chances there. Hopefully, it’s a different story with Saints in a big 6 months for Adam’s career.

We wish him all the very best ahead of St Johnstone’s first competitive game of the season against Annan Athletic next week.

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