Celtic's Calum Waters joins Dumbarton on loan for the season

One of Celtic's bright young prospects will spend next season on loan.

Celtic youngster Calum Waters has completed his loan move to Dumbarton ahead of the new season.

The news was announced on Dumbarton’s official website on Tuesday, with the 19-year-old agreeing to a season-long development loan.

That means the player will be able to return to play for Celtic’s under-20 side if required but will also allow the left-back to experience regular first-team football.

Waters is yet to make his senior debut for Celtic but he is regarded highly at the club and has been capped seven times for Scotland’s under-19.

Waters follows in the footsteps of another Celtic youngster – Stuart Findlay – who played 14 times on loan for Dumbarton last season.

The centre-back has now returned to Celtic Park in an attempt to impress Bhoys manager Ronny Deila but the Scottish Championship side have another addition that could be just as important to them.

Waters is one of a number of quality young players coming through the ranks and impressing for Stevie Frail’s Young Hoops, and this move is the next step in what he will be hoping will be a very successful career.

Speaking to Dumbarton’s website after the deal was announced, the club’s manager Stevie Aitken said, “He’s a highly-rated player and everyone at Celtic speaks highly of him so when he became available to us, it was a no-brainer to add Calum to the squad.”

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