'Loved watching you play'; FC Cincinnati fans are keen on keeping Celtic defender Andrew Gutman
On-loan Celtic defender Andrew Gutman has thanked FC Cincinnati fans for their support this year after the conclusion of the MLS regular season.
Cincinnati thank you for the support all year. You deserved more 🤝 pic.twitter.com/P0BwrrB43L
— Andrew Gutman (@_andrewgutman_) November 8, 2020
The Ohio club finished bottom of the Eastern Conference, missing out on the opportunity to progress into the post-season.
However, fans appear to view Gutman as one of the few positives of the 2020 campaign.
He signed for Celtic in January 2019 but has yet to play for the club because of work permit issues.
This year has been a productive one for him, making 22 appearances for Cincy.
Added to the eight he played last year and the 15 matches he featured in for Charlotte Independence, the 24-year-old has at least been playing regularly since signing for the Bhoys.
The fact he has impressed Cincinnati supporters is a great sign he can return to Celtic and at least make a push for a first-team spot if his work permit issues are resolved.
Last year he trained with the first-team for a month at Lennoxtown following the MLS season and Neil Lennon would probably like a chance to check out his progress after another year of senior football.
His contract at Celtic doesn’t expire until 2022 and FC Cincy have expressed interest in keeping him around.
These fans have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts on the player…
You gave your all. We all know that. You’re a one heck of a player!
— Timotheé Jay (@TimothyJay13) November 9, 2020
Loved watching you play this season, your effort is unmatched 💪🏻
— Roadhog One Trick (@XC_Luken) November 8, 2020
Thanks for representing the club. Hope to see you back next year bombing forward on runs.
— Jeremy Schulz (@Jschulzstudios) November 8, 2020
One of the bright spots of the 2020 season was watching this kid play. Hope you come back, but I imagine Celtic will be calling…
— 🥄- Dan Blumenfeld (@DanB1990) November 8, 2020
Thank you. I hope you feel the same way because I think you guys deserved better than this hand also! #NextYearFCC
— NoFearNoFavor (@KPK312) November 9, 2020
Andrew you were without question the best organized, hardest working player on the pitch every match.
— Rob Ehrhardt (@EhrhardtRob) November 9, 2020
Nice job as a defender and winger, good quality, looking forward to next year. Cheers. https://t.co/w8oaODhkQd
— F. Douglas Carter, CISSP (@fdouglascarter) November 9, 2020
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— Travis Grimes (@ComeOnYouFCC) November 9, 2020
Thank you for giving it your all! It shows and the fans can tell https://t.co/RjOfMcPwvc
— LoneStarFCC (@LoneStarFCC) November 9, 2020