Mark Hill's move to Charlotte can only benefit Celtic midfielder

By John Reid

March 20, 2019

It was announced a few days ago that another Celtic player has moved to Charlotte Independence. Midfielder Mark Hill has joined Andrew Gutman at the USL Championship side, managed by former Hoops coach Jim McGuinness.

The move to America will only benefit the player. It will get him regular game time, which he has found difficult to come by at Celtic.

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The player is unfortunate as he is a midfielder, which is the area of the park the Hoops probably have too many players in.

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Still, should the move work out for Hill, it perhaps gives him a chance of making it at Celtic. His contract runs until 2020, so time is still on his side.

Deal in place with American side?

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The other takeaway from the story is that the Hoops could well be setting up a loan system with Charlotte Independence.

The fact that Jim McGuinness is the coach at the American side will obviously play a big part in that. The powers that be at Celtic must rate McGuinness. Which is why they have allowed players to join his club on loan.

Should Hill and Gutman’s moves to America be a success, then it would not be a shock to see more players moving to America before the end of the season.

It has the potential to be a good deal for all parties involved.