Duncan Ferguson, the newly appointed manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, is already in discussions with Brendan Rodgers about acquiring Celtic loan players to bolster his struggling team.

Brendan Rodgers
Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Rangers v Celtic – Ibrox, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – September 3, 2023 Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers reacts REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Inverness is currently at the bottom of the Championship, and Ferguson is keen to turn their fortunes around swiftly.

Championship, League 1, and League 2 clubs have the opportunity to sign loan players in September and February.

“We can acquire players from the Scottish Prem, can’t we?” he remarked to SunSport. “We can get some boys that are out of contract. I’ve already reached out to a couple of the Scottish managers. I spoke to Brendan this morning, so he’s going to help me out, hopefully.”

Based on Ferguson’s remarks, it seems plausible that a Celtic player could be loaned to Inverness. Young Daniel Kelly is a potential candidate.

His inclusion in the photograph suggests he’s viewed as a first-team player at the club, but there doesn’t seem like there will be many minutes for him in the near future.

A loan move to Inverness could be beneficial for the 17-year-old midfielder, allowing him to experience first-team football and make the significant step up from the Lowland League.

Celtic might also consider loaning fringe players like Yuki Kobayashi or Kwon, who are currently not getting opportunities at Celtic, to gain experience in a tough and physical league.


  1. Let them die. Celtic have assisted ICT in the past. I have the greatest respect for Drunken Duncan. Some time in the lower leagues beckon. They will come out the other side stronger.

    Unless someone is going to throw money at them, and use the team as a feeding concern.

    It’s looking grim up North. They can always ask the Referees union for players, as they have assisted ICT in the past too.

    Or even look blindly the other way. To get ICT up the table and into finals.

    I think Var has come too late to assist ICT. So bye-bye then.


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