“Celtic appreciates it quite strongly”


Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has been sold over the six-month loan deal that won him Celtic’s Liam Shaw by the player agreeing the transfer will not be secured.

© Celtic midfielder Liam Shaw traveled to Motherwell on loan for the second half of the season after …

The 20-year-old has struggled to make a good impression in Scotland following his summer move from Sheffield on Wednesday under contract freedom. He has only played twice for Ange Postecoglou’s men in the past six months: a start for a very modified side in the win over Real Betis last month, a week before a late appearance as substitute in the looming scoreless draw at St Mirren. just 75 minutes of competitive action.

Alexander thinks the athletic, aggressive athlete “fits the profile” of the guys he wants to fight for places on his team – which he is encouraged by the fact that Shaw is “motivated” to do so after contact. precocious with him. “Celtic obviously see him at some point entering their first team and they appreciate him quite a bit,” club manager Fir Park said. “But they see an opportunity for him to compete and be part of our first team. We have made it clear that this is what he has to do; it’s not just a shoo-in. I also said that to Liam and he always wanted to come so that’s the most important thing for me. A player has to understand that, and all of my players know they have to compete to get into this team. No one is guaranteed to play.

“We’re happy with the squad we have, but soon we have players coming out of contracts and we’re guarding against anything going on with one of these guys. We had the covid issue as well. We had the covid issue as well. have had seven missing players and four staff in the last week. We had to look at the squad and make sure we have enough numbers to get through. We are looking for some players who fit our profile and see Liam as That. It was a quick deal to do with Celtic so we appreciate that, and he’s ready. I see him as a midfielder in one of those central pitches. We play with three midfielders most weeks and I think that’s where it’s best suited. ”

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