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Celtic sign up former Chelsea and Bournemouth prospect

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Celtic have announced the signing of Josh Clarke on a two year contract. 

The teenage goalkeeper had been playing for Glenavon on a short term contract after being released by Bournemouth. 

Today’s announcement was made by the Celtic B Twitter account with Clarke’s arrival possibly opening the door for Tobi Oluwayemi to go out on loan after the England u-19 keeper spent last season in the Lowland League alternating matches with Josh Mullen. 

Clarke has a very cosmopolitan background, playing international football for England, Ireland and Sweden. 

Celtic have been quiet on the signing front with players for the B team, a year ago Bosun Lawal and Joey Dawson were brought in from English clubs to play in the Lowland League. 

Stephen McManus and Darren O’Dea are in charge of the Lowland League side with Colin Meldrum the goalkeeping coach. 

On Saturday Celtic B travel down the M74 to take on struggling Gretna 2008. 

CLICK HERE for Clarke’s Transfermarkt profile.

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  • William Aitkenhead says:

    Been clear that Tobi Oluwayemi and indeed Bosun Lawal + Johnny Kenny need a better standard to compete against on a weekly basis to prepare them for the next stage. There are a few others that would benefit from raising standards / expectations. I’d hope Celtic are actively looking at better quality opposition for our young players than this Lowland league format.

    if we can’t enter a side into the actual league, then we should simply take over a side en bloc and adopt them as our feeder team…sure it will upset a hundred or so fans for a bit, cause headlines. But if it gives our best youngsters the opportunity to improve and really learn then so what. Good enough for Germany, Spain, Holland etc…more than good enough for Scotland.

    • TicToc says:

      Great shout!
      We need the young guys to learn their trade against skillful opponents in order to be ready when they get the chance to play for Celtic FC. A true privilege.

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