Last season’s League Two Champions Cove Rangers have confirmed that goalkeeper Ryan Mullen has returned to Celtic after picking up an injury whilst on loan at the club.

Cove made the announcement on the club’s Twitter account on Thursday morning.

CRFC can confirm that goalkeeper Ryan Mullen has returned to parent club Celtic to continue his rehabilitation after picking up an injury We would like to thank Celtic for the opportunity to work with Ryan and wish him all the best in his recovery” the statement said.

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That is extremely bad news for Mullen, especially as he has struggled with injuries in the past. The goalkeeper, who is still only 19, missed six months of football last season after tearing the tendon in his thigh, the Aberdeen Evening Express recently reported.

 

A real shame for the player

Now he has had to return to Celtic before the lower league season has even begun, that is a real shame for the player.

Ryan Mullen in action for Scotland's under-19s

Ryan Mullen in action for Scotland’s under-19s / (Photo by Lukasz Sobala/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

It is a bit of a concern that Mullen’s injury has forced him to return to Celtic rather than receive treatment at Cove Rangers. Hopefully that does not mean that he faces another lengthy injury lay-off. That will be the last thing that Mullen wants at this stage of his career.

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Manager was delighted to sign starlet

As recently reported by 67HH, Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley was delighted to have Mullen on his books, and he was expecting the player to challenge to be the number one goalkeeper at the club.

Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley

Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Sadly those plans won’t be happening any time soon it looks like. Hopefully we get an update from Celtic on Mullen’s injury, as after six months out at the age of 19 it would be a real shame that if he is out for any length of time at such a young age.

All at 67HH wish Mullen the very best as he deals with another injury blow. Hopefully he recovers and is back in training soon.

In other news, reported Celtic target Mark McKenzie scored a great goal for Philadelphia.

 

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