Scottish Championship side make loan enquiry for young Celtic prospect

By Lewis Laird

January 3, 2023

Celtic youngster Joey Dawson is reportedly attracted loan interest from Scottish Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

According to a report from Football Scotland, the second-tier side has enquired about whether the Hoops hierarchy would allow the striker to head up North for the remainder of the season.

The report also states that the Englishman is attracting interest from clubs in his homeland, including League Two sides Crewe Alexandra and Carlisle.

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Dawson has only been at Parkhead for around 18 months, having arrived from Scunthorpe United in the summer of 2021.

However, the frontman has made an impact on the Hoops B side and helped the young side to a 3rd placed finish in the Lowland League last campaign.

It has been a slightly slower start to the 2022/23 campaign for Dawson due to injury and being ineligible to feature in the UEFA Youth League. However, he has continued to find the back of the net in the fifth tier of Scottish Football.

Last weekend, the teenager scored a late double off the bench to secure a 5-2 victory at Celtic Park over Glasgow rivals Rangers young B side.

Impressively, the forward has also made his debut for Ange Postecoglou’s first team, coming off the bench on Boxing Day in 2021 during a 3-1 win over St Johnstone.

However, he has yet to feature in another first-team squad and has continued his development working under Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus.

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Inverness make enquiry as they eye potential move for young Celtic striker.

However, his form for the B side and single appearance for the Celtic first team has clearly caught the attention of clubs looking for a striker in the January window.

Scottish Championship side Inverness appear the most interested, having enquired about the availability of the young striker on loan.

It would certainly be a fantastic opportunity for Dawson to go and showcase what he can do in the second tier of Scottish Football as Caley Thistle eye up a potential run for the playoffs.

If Dawson or Celtic favours a move back down south, then it appears there will be some other options on the table too.

Or the Hoops hierarchy may choose to see the striker remain at Parkhead and continue playing for the club’s B side for the remainder of the season.

It will be interesting to see what Dawson’s next step is going into the January transfer window, with another test of first-team football potentially on the horizon.

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