Celtic youth prospect Robbie Deas is set to link up with Alloa Athletic on a loan deal. The 19-year-old defensive stalwart; perhaps most famed for his stunning 95th minute winner in the Glasgow Cup against our Glasgow rivals, will spend the season on loan at the Clackmannanshire side according to SunSport.

Alloa are keen to see the Scotland under-19 prodigy link up with the side as soon as possible, with their opening Championship tie against Partick Thistle kicking off at 15:00 tomorrow. Deas is seen as someone who is highly rated within the Celtic youth set-up. The first team management staff are said to be watching on with interest, in what is a pivotal stage of the young stopper’s career as he makes strides to try and break into the Celtic first team picture.

The young Scot made 27 appearances in the 2017-18 season with Cowdenbeath F.C, seen as a shining light in a dreadful season for the Blue Brazil in a 10th place finish for Gary Bollan’s men in Scottish League Two.

The report also states that Deas will continue to train with the Bhoys at Lennoxtown, while combining games and training with Alloa. Celtic’s evident shortage of centre-halves, could prove to be an avenue that Robbie Deas exploits to his advantage. Could this season prove to be the catalyst to catapult the competent centre-back into contention for the Bhoys senior squad?

The inevitable departure of Jack Hendry amongst others within the next season could see the youngsters top team hopes vindicated.


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