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4th Jan, 2018 | 11:40am

Confirmed: Goalkeeper heads to Celtic after deal expires

Morton have confirmed that goalkeeper Ross Doohan has left the club and headed back to Celtic after his development loan spell at the Greenock side expired on Thursday.
The Scottish Championship side announced on their official website that the 19-year-old would be returning to Celtic Park after failing to replace Derek Gaston in goals, and having not played a single minute of first-team football this season.
Interestingly, Morton boss Jim Duffy claims that the Hoops were “keen to have him back”.
Doohan has made regular appearances for the Hoops development side in the likes of the UEFA Youth League and the Irn-Bru Cup.
Football Insider verdict
Jim Duffy’s comments are intriguing as they suggest that Celtic believe that Doohan could be a player that could figure in the first-team in the future, and that still has a future at Celtic Park. As he is only 19-years-old Doohan still has years ahead of him as a goalkeeper, so he shouldn’t be too downhearted that he wasn’t able to make the grade at Morton. It remains to be seen if the youngster will be loaned out again for the second-half of the season, as the search for the long-term replacement for Craig Gordon begins, with Doohan perhaps set battle Conor Hazard for that role.
In other Celtic news, Marvin Compper has revealed how Brendan Rodgers encouraged him to sign for the Hoops 
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