By Danny Wright
Celtic have sent Jamie Lindsay out on loan to Ross County after the two clubs agreed a deal, it has been confirmed.
The Staggies announced the signing with a post on their official Twitter account and website on Monday afternoon by saying that the 21-year-old will feature at the Global Energy Stadium for the duration of next season.
BREAKING NEWS: Jamie Lindsay joins the club on loan from Celtic F.C. until the end of the season
— Ross County FC (@RossCounty) July 3, 2017
Ross County boss Jim McIntyre was understandably delighted to get the deal across the line.
“Jamie is a young exciting talent who had a fantastic season on loan at Morton last year and I am delighted to get him to our Club. I would like to thank Celtic for assisting in getting this deal done,” he said to the club’s official website.
Lindsay has never made a single senior appearance for the Hoops, but he should be in line to earn his first bit of playing time in the Scottish Premiership while playing for the Staggies.
He has previously had spells at Dumbarton and Greenock Morton, playing 40 times across all competitions and scoring three goals for the latter last term.
The midfielder has 12 caps for the Scotland Under-19 side, but his development appears to have stalled in recent years as he failed to make the step up to the Under-21s and impress Brendan Rodgers enough to break in the Celtic first-team.
Football Insider Verdict
Lindsay clearly doesn’t have what it takes to play for Celtic in the future, but a move to Ross County definitely opens up the chance for him to impress other Scottish Premiership clubs in the future. The young midfielder cannot waste the opportunity that he has, because it’s going to be a make-or-break season for him. The Staggies had a decent showing in the top-flight last term so they will certainly want to build upon that in the upcoming campaign with Lindsay among their ranks. Playing alongside the experienced Michael Gardyne, who is also a former Celtic youth player, will definitely aid the 21-year-old’s progression.
In other Celtic news, Adam Virgo has delivered his verdict on the Hoops’ latest signing.