Promising Airdrie United youngster Thomas Robert has completed a trial with Celtic at Lennoxtown and returned to his club in Scottish League One.

As we discussed last month, the 20-year-old attacker was due to join up with the Bhoys and be put through his paces.

Celtic have also scouted the Frenchman this season, with Tosh McKinlay reported to have checked him out back in December.

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Now, more information has been provided on his stint at Lennoxtown after Airdrie boss Ian Murray spoke on the issue.

He told The Daily Record: “I can provide clarity on Thomas being in with Celtic and training with them.

“It’s brilliant for him personally and brilliant for the club because it shows that we are doing something right.

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“It was a no-brainer to let him go on trial with Celtic. It was a chance for Thomas to showcase himself and train with top level players and coaches.

“He was in a top-level training environment which is second to none. He was working with top players and for any footballer, it’s an exciting time to do that. It’s a testament to Thomas, his teammates and the club because we are starting to build those connections.”

Thomas Robert available for Celtic to sign

Robert’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning Celtic can snap him up on a pre-contract basis [Transfermarkt]. Aberdeen are also said to be heavily interested in the winger’s services.

Celtic Thomas Robert

Celtic transfer target Thomas Robert scores vs Livingston / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The youngster’s move from Montpellier to Airdrie last summer suggests he values playing week-to-week senior football most of all, which may come into his thinking when deciding on his future.

Robert has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Airdrie this season and is set to return to action when lower league football resumes.

Celtic have already completed the pre-contract signing of Sheffield Wednesday youngster Liam Shaw. Scottish youth international and Wigan striker Kyle Joseph is also a pre-contract target.

In other news, the Celtic fightback begins today.

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