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Celtic starlet Aidan Nesbitt joins Greenock Morton on loan

Aidan Nesbitt celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Celtic

The promising attacking midfielder has agreed a temporary switch to the Scottish Championship.

Aidan Nesbitt celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for CelticAidan Nesbitt celebrates after scoring for Celtic

Celtic have allowed talented young playmaker Aidan Nesbitt to join Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton on a six-month loan, according to the Bhoys official website.

The 19-year-old is thought to be a hugely promising youngster at Celtic Park, winning the academy player of the year award last season, and regularly featuring at Scotland youth levels.

Having signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Scottish giants last year, he will surely be looking to catch the eye for Jim Duffy's side, with the Ton manager certainly happy with the move.

“Aidan is another talented young player who we’ve been able to bring in on loan," Duffy told the Morton website. "He’s a terrific young footballer but he’s only 19 so we don’t want to put too much expectation on him.

“But he certainly has really good ability and again gives us another dimension at the top of the pitch and that is important to us."

Aidan Nesbitt scores the fourth goal for CelticAidan Nesbitt scores for Celtic

Nesbitt made his Celtic debut last season, featuring twice for the Bhoys in early season cup matches, before taking in a loan to fellow Premiership side Partick Thistle in February where he made his top flight debut.

The youngster struggled to earn regular starts at Firhill Stadium though, appearing seven times in total but making the starting eleven on just four occasions.

Nesbitt can feature in a number of midfield and forward positions, having played out wide and in a central attacking midfield position, and he will be hope to gain significant first-team experience at Morton ahead of a returning to the Bhoys in the new year.

Chelsea's Charlie Colkett in action against Celtic's Aidan Nesbitt (R)Chelsea's Charlie Colkett in action against Celtic's Aidan Nesbitt (R)

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