Report: St Johnstone and Doncaster Rovers both keen on Celtic talent

By David Walton

June 26, 2022

Both St Johnstone and Doncaster Rovers are keen on Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan, according to the Sun

The report states Saints are interested in making a move for the 24-year-old after an impressive campaign with Tranmere Rovers on loan. Doncaster, meanwhile, are apparently eyeing up another loan move for the young shot-stopper.

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon stated last season that Doohan had signed a new contract with Celtic before his arrival on loan [Tranmere Rovers YouTube]. That’s despite the fact there’s been no official announcement on the situation. Doohan’s previous deal was set to expire this summer.

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St Johnstone, meanwhile, look set to lose number one Zander Clark with his own contract in Perth up this summer. Stoke City are said to be leading the chase for him [The Sun], and that means Callum Davidson will be on the hunt for a new shot-stopper.

Doohan will of course be itching to taste more first-team football after loan experiences with the likes of Ayr United, Ross County, Dundee United, and Tranmere respectively.

The player stated last summer that he still harboured hopes of becoming a future Celtic number one [Scottish Sun]. However, with Ben Siegrist arriving on a free transfer last week, opportunities look limited for him once again this year.

Ross Doohan needs consistent first-team football as Celtic opportunities unlikely

Should Doohan land a move to St Johnstone, he would follow in the footsteps of Kerr McInroy who also left Parkhead for a Premiership club in Kilmarnock. Not to mention the out-of-favour Liam Scales who bagged a loan switch to Aberdeen.

These are all fantastic opportunities for each individual. Getting Premiership minutes to his name would stand him in much better stead coming back to Parkhead next year.

But regardless of whether he moves to St Johnstone or Doncaster Rovers, he would have to consider that a fine landing should he definitely make another temporary exit from Celtic Park.

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Celtic, of course, will surely weant to keep the player’s development rolling even if that isn’t at Lennoxtown. Especially for a talent they’re said to rate so highly.

Doohan will also know that himself. He’s no longer a youngster anymore. He’s 24 and will be on the hunt for a stable environment in which he can develop and gain regular minutes. Only then will we be able to see his true potential.

All the best to him wherever he ends up. There’s certainly a decent talent in there that Celtic could see in the long-term, but it’s time for him right now to find the platform that will give him the exposure needed.

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