Joe Thomson says he wasn’t disappointed to leave Celtic

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa is tackled by Joe Thomson of Celtic during the Premier League International Cup match between Aston Villa U23's and Celtic U23's at Villa Park on November...

Joe Thomson has left Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic and has moved to Dunfermline Athletic in the summer transfer window.

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa is tackled by Joe Thomson of Celtic during the Premier League International Cup match between Aston Villa U23's and Celtic U23's at Villa Park on November...

Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Joe Thomson has told Capital City Press that he is not disappointed to have left Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Thomson has left Scottish Premiership giants Celtic to sign for Dunfermline, who will play in the Scottish Championship next season.

The 21-year-old midfielder had been on the books of the Hoops from 2009, but the youngster could play just once in the Scottish Premiership.

Following loan spells at Dumbarton, Queen of the South (twice) and Livingston. Thomson was released by Celtic this summer, and he has moved to Dunfermline.

The youngster has stated that he is not disappointed at leaving Celtic, and that he had know for a while that his time at Celtic Park was coming to an end.

Joe Thomson of Celtic in action against Den Bosch  during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and De Bosch at St Mirren Park on  July 01, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

Thomson told Capital City Press: “That was my contract up at Celtic and I had known for a couple of months.

“I didn’t get told until late in the season that that was going to be me at Celtic, but I’m looking forward to the season ahead with Dunfermline now.

“I’d be lying if I said I was disappointed to be leaving Celtic, because I wasn’t. I didn’t want to go back and be playing youth team football, I wanted to challenge myself.”

Joe Thomson of Celtic in action against Den Bosch  during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and De Bosch at St Mirren Park on  July 01, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

Away from Celtic

Competition for places in the Celtic team is fierce, and it was always going to be hard for Thomson to break into Brendan Rodgers’s first team.

Young and talented players like Thomson need to play competitive football on a regular basis, and the 21-year-old Scotsman will hope that he does well for Dunfermline in the Scottish Championship.

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