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Celtic: These fans weren’t happy with news of Lee O’Connor’s loan move being confirmed

Celtic: These fans weren’t happy with news of Lee O’Connor’s loan move being confirmed - Celtic

Celtic confirmed on their official website celticfc.net on Tuesday that teenage defender Lee O’Connor has completed a loan move to Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle for the remainder of the season, with the news also shared on their Twitter channel @CelticFC.

The 19-year-old, who joined from Manchester United last year and made his Republic of Ireland debut in November, has been captaining the Hoops’ reserve team and, according to The Scottish Sun, he has impressed with his performances at that level.

However, he has yet to be given his bow at senior level or even be named on the bench by Neil Lennon for a first team game. That is despite senior defenders such as Hatem Abd Elhamed, Boli Bolingoli and Kristoffer Ajer all missing games through injury this season, with O’Connor forced to watch on as fellow 19-year-old Jeremie Frimpong has broken through to the first team.

After news of the Irishman’s loan was confirmed, these Celtic fans took to Twitter to voice their disapproval of the move, with one describing it as a “weird” development:

Do you think Celtic made the right decision in loaning out O’Connor or should they have kept him at Parkhead? Comment below with your views!


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