Celtic scout Nicky Hammond has been busy in the run up to the January transfer window as the club look to steady the ship after a poor start.

It has emerged the Celtic chief Nicky Hammond and scout Tosh McKinlay have both gone to do their homework on Airdrie winger Thomas Robert.

The 20-year-old midfielder is the son of former Newcastle star, Laurent Robert, and he shocked many in the summer when he left Montpellier’s reserved to join Airdrie.

SunSport claims the young midfielder had a number of options south of the bother but the winger opted to go to Airdrie to get game time week in, week out.

Since then, he’s been impressing and has caught the eye of more than a few SPFL teams. Celtic look to be interested, considering Hammond and McKinlay have both checked in on the player.

The youngster only signed a one-year deal with Airdrie and will be free to speak to other clubs in January.

Celtic are looking for players who can play the wide right position, James Forrest being out for over half a season with no cover has been to our detriment.


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