Report: Immediate Premiership opportunity for player released by Celtic

By John McGinley

June 3, 2022

Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes thinks Kerr McInroy can add something to his squad ahead of their return to the Scottish Premiership next season, The Daily Record has reported.

As we discussed earlier, McInroy is one of a number of youngsters that Celtic have decided to part ways with after struggling to make a first-team breakthrough.

The midfielder, to his credit, has been actively looking for regular football out on loan in the Scottish lower leagues in recent years.

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Kerr McInroy efforts pay off

That hard work looks like it could pay off with an immediate opportunity in the Scottish Premiership after his Celtic exit. The 21-year-old played 27 senior matches last season, impressing at both Airdrie and Ayr United.

His step up to the Scottish Championship, where he scored two goals and assisted six more in 14 games for the Ayrshire side, looks to have caught the eye of McInnes.

He played against Killie twice, helping Ayr to a derby win in February before netting in a 3-1 defeat the following month. Now it’s said they’re keen to sign him.

I’m sure more than a few Celtic supporters would be eager to see how he fared in the top-flight if given the chance.

McInroy is a former Celtic development side captain and had been earmarked for future first-team opportunities at one point.

However, a nine-month injury layoff in 2020 as a result of ACL damage significantly halted his momentum before his various loans at Dunfermline, Airdrie and Ayr.

The best of luck moving forward Kerr!

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