Report: Young Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan set for Tranmere Rovers loan opportunity

By Euan Davidson

August 3, 2021

Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan is set to join Micky Mellon’s Tranmere Rovers, according to the Herald.

The report states that Doohan is set to complete a medical tomorrow, before being announced later in the week. Mellon took Doohan on loan at Dundee United last season. The Rovers favourite returned to Birkenhead this summer, and had been linked with Doohan for at least a week.

The Herald say that the arrival of Joe Hart has pushed Doohan further down the pecking order at the club.

The Clydebank-born 23-year-old has yet to truly make his mark at Celtic. While he’s featured at youth level, in European tournaments no less [Transfermarkt], he’s not yet close to breaching the first-team squad.

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Having taken in loan spells at Ayr United, Ross County and Greenock Morton, he clearly did enough to impress Mellon at Dundee United. While there, he played twice, keeping one clean sheet.

With just a year left on his contract, the onus is on Doohan to impress on Merseyside. Former Manchester United youngster Lee O’Connor did plenty to make a case for pre-season inclusion after a spell on loan at the Super Whites.

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If Doohan can impress like O’Connor did, then it’ll surely raise his stock at Celtic Park.

Celtic have some promising stoppers coming through, including goalkeeper Ross Doohan

While Celtic may have brought in Joe Hart, there’s an interesting goalkeeping situation developing at the club.

With the B Team now certifiably a “thing”, there are more competitive opportunities for the young Celtic stoppers. Tobi Oluwayemi has been broadly impressive between the sticks for Tommy McIntyre’s side.

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There’s also Conor Hazard, the Scottish Cup winner. Add in Ross Doohan, Ryan Mullen and more [Celtic FC], and you’ve got a promising crop coming through.

Of course, each of those listed, and the rest, require game time. That’s come at a premium during the pandemic, with action limited by Covid protocols. So, any real opportunity for competitive football should be grabbed with both hands.

Under the guidance of Micky Mellon, Doohan will surely have a chance to impress, and at a decent level, too.

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