Yesterday, it was announced that young goalkeeper, Ryan Mullen has departed the club on a season long-loan to League One side Cove Rangers.

The manager at Cove, will undoubtedly be a familiar name to the Celtic support, with Paul Hartley being in charge of the rising, former Highland League side.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hartley revealed his delight at signing the ‘talented’ 19-year old on loan for the season.

“We are grateful to Celtic for giving us the opportunity to work with Ryan. He is one of the most talented young Scottish goalkeepers in the game and joining us gives him the chance to push his career on a bit.

“It will be good for us to have Ryan competing withh Stuart McKenzie for a starting place. Ryan will also benefit from working alongside Stuart and our new goalkeeping coach Alan Combe.

“We are very happy to get Ryan on board as we continue our build-up to the new season.”

This has the potential to be a good move for Mullen at his age, with the possibility of playing for a side like Cove Rangers.

They appear to be a side on the rise and having experienced keeper Stuart McKenzie and former Hearts and Hibernian coach; Alan Combes will help the youngster in his development massively.

Mullen looks to be a player who is highly rated by the club, signing a new three-year deal in May. Hopefully, we can see him get some first-team minutes, to help him come back a much better and more experienced keeper, at an early age.



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