By Harvey Byrne

Celtic defender Fiacre Kelleher has joined Peterhead on a six-month loan until the beginning of January 2017.

The Hoops confirmed on the club’s official website that the 20-year-old would be joining the Scottish League One club until January.

The Cork-born youngster will join Jim McInally’s side, as they prepare to face Dundee at home in a League Cup group game on Tuesday.

The youngster is highly regarded at the Bhoys, as he captained the development squad throughout their unbeaten league campaign last season.

Celtic announced the signing of Kolo Toure on Sunday, after the experienced centre-back agreed a one-year deal with the club.

The Hoops are currently suffering an injury crisis in their defence with defensive duo Dedryk Boyata and Jozo Simunovic currently ruled out, and defender Efe Ambrose was left out of their 3-0 victory over Lincoln Red Imps in midweek.

However, manager Brendan Rodgers has still allowed Kelleher to leave on-loan.

The youngster joined Celtic in 2012 at the age of 16, joining from Avondale, who are based in Cork.

The young defender starlet has been capped nine times by the Ireland Under-19s squad and he was also on standby for the Ireland Under-21s squad last November.

The Kelleher family are clearly talented when it comes to football as Fiacre’s younger brother, Caomin is a goalkeeper in the Liverpool youth ranks.

In other Celtic transfer news, the Hoops have had a fourth bid rejected for Aston Villa’s versatile forward Scott Sinclair.