Connor McManus leaves Celtic on loan; would he get a new contract?

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Connor McManus has joined Queen of the South on loan from Celtic until the end of the season.

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Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith has told The Scottish Sun that he is delighted to have signed Connor McManus on loan from Celtic.

The Doonhamers has recruited McManus on an emergency loan deal from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

The 21-year-old midfielder has joined the Scottish Championship outfit until the end of the season.

Queens manager Naysmith has praised McManus and is delighted to have him in his team for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign.

“Connor likes to get the ball down and pass,” Naysmith told The Scottish Sun. “As he’s a different kind of player to Joe Thomson, John Rankin and Ky Jacobs, he will give us other options in midfield.

“We are grateful to Celtic for letting Connor join us for the run in and I’m looking forward to working with the talented youngster.”

McManus is a talented and promising young midfielder, but he is probably not yet ready to feature regularly in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic have the strongest squad in Scotland and competition for places is fierce, and it will be hard for the youngster to break into the first team next season if he is offered a new contract.

According to, McManus’s current deal with Celtic runs until June 2017. What the youngster needs to do is work hard at Queen of the South and develop his game, and perhaps he could be offered the chance to remain at Celtic Park.

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