By Danny Wright

Championship side St Mirren have confirmed an emergency loan swoop has been completed for them to sign Celtic defender Jamie McCart on a short-term deal.

The Buddies announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Friday that McCart, 20, had agreed terms to exit Parkhead on a temporary basis due to an injury crisis that is plaguing the defence at Paisley.

McCart has only ever made one senior appearance in the Celtic squad, which came last season when he came off the bench in the 5-0 hammering of Motherwell on the way to winning the League Cup title.

Now, the defender has joined St Mirren on a 93-day deal from the Hoops to provide cover to the injured Harry Davis and Gary MacKenzie.

The one-time Scotland Under-21 international has had experience of playing out on loan in the past when he had a spell at Inverness CT at the back end of last season, making 11 appearances in the Premiership during that particular stint.

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Football Insider Verdict

McCart looks like he has a good future on his hands and it makes sense for the Hoops to ship him out on loan at this stage of his career. At the age of 20, he should be getting some good senior experience under his belt and he is bound to do that with St Mirren over the next three months due to their defensive crisis and because he would easily be a starring player in the Championship. Hopefully McCart will return to Parkhead with a better understanding of the game and as a result is a better player. He may not be anywhere near Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans at the moment, but you never know what the future may hold from some of these young stars.

In other Celtic news, Scott Brown has made a big claim about Rangers’ tactics ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm derby clash.

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