"We have dialogue"; Another Celtic youngster looks set for Parkhead exit

By Euan Davidson

January 14, 2022

Celtic youngster Kerr McInroy could be on his way out from Parkhead permanently, with Airdrie boss Ian Murray stating there are discussions taking place.

McInroy impressed at Airdrie over the last six months, spending time on loan at the Penny Cars Stadium. With 7 goal contributions from deep in midfield [Transfermarkt], it’d be no surprise if Airdrie boss Murray wanted him back.

And that, he does. McInroy, who has six months left on his contract at Celtic, could be on his way before too long. However, Murray admits that there could be other irons in the fire for the former Scotland youth international.

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The Airdrie boss said [Daily Record]: “Kerr’s done great.

“He’s done really well for us and I think we have done really well for him. We’ve given him his appetite back and his hunger for football. He’s got momentum which is huge for any young player. We have dialogue with Celtic and with Kerr. We’ll continue to have that. At the moment, he’s away back.

“It has to work for Kerr, for Celtic and for us. I think ourselves and Celtic are on the same page and hopefully in the next seven or 10 days we can have more positive news.

“Kerr’s played a couple of positions and he’s got a good drive. He’s taken the platform we have given him. You have got to be careful at 21 or 22 with where you go as playing football is so important.”

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Celtic youngster Kerr McInroy would leave Bhoys with warm wishes after impressing at Airdrie

From the admittedly little I’ve seen of Kerr McInroy, I really do think there’s a player there.

Ultimately, the Celtic youngster was always up against it in terms of his position, and the strength of the Celtic first-team. He was essentially up against Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Nir Bitton and Ismaila Soro over the last two years. No wonder he’s been on loan to both Dunfermline Athletic and Airdrie.

Honestly, given his consistency for Dunfermline, it was a bit of a surprise to see him end up at Airdrie. If anything, he looks too good for that level, with no disrespect to Ian Murray’s side.

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No Celtic fan would wish him anything but the best. Sometimes Celtic youth products are plenty talented, but just don’t make the grade. They can have fine careers elsewhere.

From Celtic’s point of view, this is a former youth team captain. They should, and likely are, doing everything they can to do right by Kerr McInroy. He’s served the club well at youth level, and now it’s about ensuring a positive future.

If the Celtic youngster does leave permanently, he’ll do so with no regrets. There’s a good career ahead for Kerr McInroy, regardless of what he does this window.

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