Another season of first-team football will do Ross Doohan the power of good

By John Reid

July 13, 2019

One player has recently moved on from Celtic on loan, and it could be the best thing for him and the club in the long run.

Hoops goalkeeper Ross Doohan has returned to Ayr United on loan for the entirety of the 2019/20 season. The player was on loan with the Honest Men last season, and was a huge success.

Voted young player of the year

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He kept 20 clean sheets in 47 games, which is a remarkable record. He was also voted as young player of the year by the Championship club’s supporters.

It is easy to see why Neil Lennon and Celtic agreed to send Doohan back to Ayr on loan. It will do the player the world of good to be playing every week.

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Doohan would be unlikely to even make the bench for Celtic this season, as Craig Gordon will be Scott Bain’s back-up.

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Better off playing regular football

Therefore, he is better off playing football every week, and a decent enough standard.

As Doohan is only 21-years-old, he has plenty of time yet in his goalkeeping career. He can learn his craft at Ayr before hopefully becoming involved in the Celtic first-team.

Loan deals don’t always work out for players. They sometimes fail to get into the side they have moved to. This won’t be the case for Doohan. This is a move that will suit all parties.