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Celtic Leo Hjelde makes a loan-move to Ross County

Friday22 January 2021 | 19:59
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Ross County have completed the signing of the Norwegian defender Leo Hjelde on loan from Celtic for the remainder of the season.

The 17-year-old defender moved to Parkhead from

Rosenborg

in 2019 and has just signed a new deal with the Parkhead club.

Staggies manager

John Hughes

said:

“Leo is a good young player that will see this spell as a key part of his development

.

“I think it is important that in addition to the experience we have,  we add young, hungry talent in to the side that are eager to go out there and go toe-to-toe with some of the best players in this league.

“Some people will look at it and say he is young, and he is a risk but sometimes you have to thrive on that, I know Leo will.

“For me, I have always tried to filter in young players in all my teams and this is no different, we will give him the opportunity but he has to show what he can bring when he is given the chance.”

The Staggies have recalled midfielder

Blair Spittal

from his loan spell with

Partick Thistle

after the suspension of the League One season, with the former Dundee United player now back training in Dingwall and available for selection.


source: SportMob