"Celtic are on the same page as us"; Manager growing frustrated with fringe Bhoy's transfer delay

By John McGinley

January 28, 2022

Airdrie boss Ian Murray has urged Celtic midfielder Kerr McInroy to make a decision on his future as January comes to a close.

McInroy spent a successful spell on loan at Airdrie in the first half of the season and spoke of his desire to return there earlier this month.

However, having checked in at Lennoxtown to discuss his future, there has been a delay in him finalising a switch to the Scottish League One promotion hopefuls.

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Murray reckons Celtic similarly want a quick decision and has put public pressure on McInroy to sign up.

Speaking to The Daily Record, the Airdrie manager said: “It has been a few weeks now, we’ve had a lot of games now without Kerr and done reasonably well, the boys have stepped up to the mark.

“But we’ve also got a decision to make. We’re looking all around for players and we can’t wait forever, that’s the bottom line – and we won’t wait forever. We want guys that are hungry and want to come and play for Airdrie and develop.

“Kerr has done remarkably well, he was great for us, but if it’s not meant to be it’s not meant to be, we’ve been very clear with Kerr and with Celtic. I think Celtic are on the same page as us, but we’re not going to hang around forever.”

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In fairness to McInroy, his next move could well be the biggest of his career and he won’t want to sell himself short.

With his contract expiring at the Bhoys, he needs to find himself a new permanent home and may feel he can play at a higher level than Airdrie.

It may be frustrating from Murray’s perspective, but hopefully the Celtic 21-year-old finds the club he truly wants to build a career at, whether that’s Airdrie or someone else.

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