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Is Conor Hazard going to replace Dorus De Vries at Celtic?

August 19th 2017, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland;  Scottish Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Ross Doohan

Is Conor Hazard about to be promoted to Celtic's senior side?

August 19th 2017, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland;  Scottish Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Ross Doohan

You would that Celtic might need a new goalkeeper this summer.

Dorus De Vries announced his retirement last month, meaning that Craig Gordon and Scott Bain are Neil Lennon's only goalkeeping options.

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But Lennon will need a third choice and it might just be Conor Hazard.

The Celtic boss played Hazard during the second half of Saturday's 0-0 draw with Rennes, which might be significant.

 

If Lennon didn't have any plan for the 21-year-old Irishman, why keep him? He has just loaned out another young goalkeeper in the form Ross Doohan, who has re-signed for Ayr United.

And considering there's virtually no speculation about the Hoops signing a new keeper, it's very likely that Hazard is De Vries's replacement.

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers told the club's official website about Hazard 18 months ago: "I think he could be a very good keeper in the future for us but he needs to get the games."

The youngster is a lot more experienced now and maybe, just maybe, he's ready for senior duties.

Celtic's new interim manager Neil Lennon is unveiled at Celtic Park on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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