Celtic youngster reveals how loan spell has changed him

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Jack Breslin has outlined how his game has changed during his loan with Annan Athletic.

Breslin, 18, is currently on loan at Scottish League Two side Annan, and he has told the Celtic View what has changed about his game during the spell.

The youngster said: “At Celtic the development players are more technically gifted but at Annan they’re more experienced and tougher so it’s a lot more physical and I’ve had to change a bit, get tougher and deal with playing different roles.”

A natural centre-back, Breslin joined Annan at the start of 2015, and has so far made five appearances for the side as they sit near the bottom of League Two.

The quality of football in League Two is far below that played in the Premiership, and Breslin is right to highlight the difference between the players he is with.

Despite being a defender, it could be argued that the youngster is one of the most talented players in the Annan team, having progressed through the Bhoys academy.

However, at 18-years-old, he is far from the physical specimen required to succeed in the lower tiers, and the development loan will aid him massively in his formative years.

If he can continue to develop at the same technical rate as before, but with the added benefit of picking up game experience in a competitive league, Breslin could be set to fight for a first-team role next season, especially with the likely departures of Jason Denayer and Virgil van Dijk.

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