Celtic left-back Andrew Gutman has made a successful start to life as a Charlotte Independence player. The Hoops January signing, who has moved to the USL Championship on loan for the season, scored in his first game.

Gutman’s team might have lost 3-2 to the Indy Eleven, but all at Celtic will be pleased to see that the player got his name on the score-sheet with a towering header.

Obviously the standard Gutman will be playing in isn’t the best. The Scottish Premiership will be of a far higher standard than the USL Championship.

A good sign for the player

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But that doesn’t mean that the goal isn’t a good sign for the player. It’s also a good sign for his prospects of making it at Celtic.

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The player was signed by Brendan Rodgers. But he now has a clean slate at Celtic, like every other player at the club.

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The new manager, whoever it may be, will no doubt want to take a look at Gutman when he returns to Celtic.

Time is on his side

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Gutman signed a three and a half year deal with the Hoops, so hopes must be high at the club that he can make an impact.

As Gutman is a left-back, he will have a chance of at least being Kieran Tierney’s understudy in the squad.

It will take a while before we see the best of Gutman at Celtic. But so far, the signs look promising.

 

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