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.
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) March 16, 2019
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
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.
The player was signed by Brendan Rodgers. But he now has a clean slate at Celtic, like every other player at the club.
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
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.