Airdrie have announced the loan signing of Celtic youngster Kerr McInroy until January.

The midfielder has had zero game time under Ange Postecoglou and is too old to be considered for the Colt side down in the lOwland league.

At 21, Kerr needs to be playing first team football on a regular basis. The player had a successful spell at Dunfermline last term and will be hoping to be a difference maker for Airdrie.

The player has shown potential, but trying to crack the Celtic first team might seem beyond the midfielder at this point.

The player commented on his move on Thursday evening speaking to “I’m delighted to be here. I heard yesterday morning that Airdrie were keen to get me in so I’m in training tonight and looking forward to the game on Saturday.”

“I like to get on the ball and try to make things happen, and hopefully I can get a couple of goals.”

Former Ibrox player and Ardrieboss Ian Murray added: “I’m really grateful first and foremost to our own board of directors for getting it over the line, and also to Celtic, to get a really good player in.

“Kerr’s at Celtic training with the first team every day, he’s in good physical condition and he’s match-ready.

“We hope to improve him like every loan player we bring in, the main aim is to improve the team and improve the individual. The deal is until January but hopefully we can extend that if all parties are good with that.”

Celtic have loaned out a good few of their youngsters who fall outside the remit of the colt side.

If Ange doesn’t see value in their presence around the first team squad, the best thing to do is let them go out and get valuable experience.

The Hoops are going through a big rebuild and if Ange thought any of these young players would make a difference at this stage, they would already be getting game time.

Celtic are struggling for numbers, especially in the midfield but Kerr was considered not ready for a chance.


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