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Celtic sign up Australian goalkeeper

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Celtic have signed Australian ‘keeper Nick Feely.

The 18-year-old spent some time with Celtic in July and appeared in the Eurofoot Cup in Belgium where Celtic finished in fourth place.

Feely is from Perth, Western Australia, and has played for Cockburn City and Perth Glory.

Fulham and Reading were also interested in the keeper but Celtic won the battle for his signature.

Feely started today’s match against Albion Rovers in the Jock Stein Friendship Cup but faces a tough task with Robbie Thomson in impressive form.

Youth coach Stevie Frail confirmed: “We won’t rotate the keepers, they’ll play on merit. Robbie has stated our two league games but Nick’s registration has now been completed.

“In Belgium we had a good look at Nick, he played in four matches and Robbie played in three.

“Nick hasn’t played for a few weeks and needs a bit of work on his sharpness but we have got two good young goalkeepers battling for a place.

“We do a lot of work scouting and following up recommendations. We brought Nick over, had a look at him and liked what we saw.”

Celtic beat Albion Rovers to retain the Jock Stein Friendship Cup.

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