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Ross County confirm they want Celtic talent Jackson Irvine permanently

The SPL club have had the Australian on loan this season.

Celtic have plenty of transfer issues to sort out this summer. Not only do they need to bring in reinforcements, but players are also bound to depart the club.

One name who is currently being target by an SPL rival is Jackson Irvine. The Australian has spent the season out on loan at Ross County and The Staggies have now made it clear they want to keep him next season.

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre told the BBC regarding the future of the talented Celtic player:

"We have offered Martin Woods a contract and we would like to bring Jackson back, but the ball is firmly in Celtic's court with that one."

Celtic may indeed allow to let young Irvine go.

He was snapped up by the club in 2010 as a teenager from Melbourne Victory and even went on to play one game for the club. He came on as a half-time substitute against Hibernian in September 2012, but has not featured for the first-team since.

A defensive midfielder, who started out as a right-back, Irvine is also an Australian international - so he certainly has pedigree.

But at 22, perhaps the time has passed for him to make it at Celtic. Maybe a move to Ross County is best for all parties.

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