Celtic's Lindsay set for new deal before loan move

Celtic fans as New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented after the press conference

HITC Sport understands Celtic are to loan out the midfielder to Ross County.

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Celtic midfielder Jamie Lindsay is set to sign a new deal at the club before joining Ross County on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Lindsay began his career at Motherwell before being signed by Celtic in 2007 and he has developed through the club's youth ranks.

The 21-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance at Celtic, but he has been on the bench a couple of times without getting on.

The central midfielder has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Championship duo Dumbarton and Greenock Morton to gain some valuable first-team experience.

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Lindsay has impressed during his two loan stints away from Celtic Park, winning Dumbarton's Young Player of the Year prize during the 2015/16 season and he helped Morton reach the Scottish Championship play-offs last season.

The former Scotland Under-19 international remains well down the pecking order in Brendan Rodgers' plans and they feel the next stage in his development is to go out on loan to a fellow Premiership side.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in Lindsay, but Ross County are in pole position to bring the player to Dingwall and Celtic will tie Lindsay to a new deal before sanctioning the loan move.

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