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‘Young’ Celt is finally making his breakthrough

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Ross Doohan looks like he could be getting the run of appearances that his career requires.

At the age of 23 most prospects have had their chance but goalkeepers have to be more patient than most as they wait for a combination of circumstances to fall their way.

Last December Conor Hazard picked up a Scottish Cup winners medal when his chance arose, at the same time Doohan was second choice at Ross County before being recalled to Celtic when Scott Bain and Vasilis Barkas had to self-isolate after the Dubai training trip.

Doohan picked up two good seasons of experience as first choice at Ayr United but at the start of this season, at the age of 23 he moved south to Tranmere Rovers looking to advance his Celtic hopes.

It is only three matches into his Tranmere stint but clean sheets against Salford City and Forest Green Rovers provide a solid start for the keeper after first choice Joe Murphy was injured.

Rovers boss Micky Mellon clearly believes in and trusts Doohan. A solid season in League Two could put the 23-year-old in the frame for his Celtic breakthrough next summer.

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