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9th Aug, 2016 | 9:34pm

Celtic defender lined up to join ex-teammate at English club - report

By Will Butcher

Celtic defender Darnell Fisher could be set to follow midfielder Scott Allan in leaving Parkhead to join Alan Stubbs’ Rotherham side, according to a report.

Stubbs has been looking to the Scottish Premier League for summer recruits, after moving from Hibernian to the Yorkshire club himself in June.

The Daily Record claim, via their transfer news blog (10.32am), that Fisher could become Stubbs’ third signing from his home nation, after also signing Will Vaulks from Falkirk.

The 22-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Celtic Park behind the likes of Saidy Janko and Mikael Lustig, and is desperate to find regular first-team football.

The Hoops graduate, who wears the number 41 shirt, spent last season on loan at St. Johnstone, and made 23 appearances in all competitions for the top-tier side as they finished above expectations in fourth position.

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However, it seems manager Brendan Rodgers is unwilling to give Fisher a chance to breakthrough into the first team, despite making 21 appearances for the Scottish champions.

Fisher is predominantly a right-back, but can also play at the heart of the defence and has the ball-playing ability to play in holding midfield, too.

The former Farnborough trainee already has a Scottish Premiership medal to his name following his breakthrough into the first-team during the 2013-24 season, but failed to play enough league games to win a second medal during the 2014-15 season.

In other Celtic transfer news, this new Celtic star has revealed a former player convinced him to move to Scotland.