Celtic transfer target Josh Doig impressed against Rangers at Ibrox yesterday despite his team slipping to a 2-1 defeat.

Sky Sports reported in January that Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea were all monitoring the progress of the young defender and could make a move for him in the summer.

Since then he has continued to perform consistently for Hibernian.

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Doig has also spoken about his development and who he models his game on as a young left-back. It’s little surprise one of his heroes is Celtic icon Kieran Tierney.

The chance of a move to Celtic seems very realistic with that context, especially as the Bhoys consider the future of the position under a new manager.

Interesting then to hear Steven Gerrard speak so highly of him after yesterday’s fixture at Ibrox.

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He told The Daily Record: “I was fascinated with the battle down that side, I thought Nathan was really good. Doig is a good player, again, huge potential. Both lads put in a strong shift.

“I think Nathan just edged it, I must say. He’ll be pleased out of the two but Hibs have a real good player on their hands. It was fascinating. A really good battle, I enjoyed it.

“Two honest kids with huge potential. The future is looking bright for Scotland in terms of full-backs – because those two have two big chances of going all the way.”

We know how much Gerrard rates Patterson from all his whining about the Scottish FA, so it’s meaningful he puts Doig in the same bracket.

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Reported Celtic target Josh Doig / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers haven’t been linked with the Hibs prospect, but could they be planning a bid of their own this summer?

Celtic will have to move quickly regardless if the club truly want him. With clubs in England also taking notice, no time should be wasted in giving him an opportunity at the Bhoys.

In other news, the latest on Celtic Scottish Cup derby fixture move.

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