The towering Celtic goalkeeper has joined the Championship side on emergency loan.
Celtic have loaned out Conor Hazard to Scottish Championship side Dundee this morning.
The Dens Park side needed a new goalkeeper after Jack Hamilton had his appendix removed this week.
And Celtic have let the Northern Irishman – who stands at 6’6 – leave as an emergency signing for the Dee.
The 21-year-old has had loan spells at Partick Thistle and Falkirk in recent years, and fans of the second-tier club have offered a mixed reaction to his signing.
Here’s how they reacted:
We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Conor Hazard on emergency loan from Celtic #thedee
— Dundee Football Club (@DundeeFC) October 24, 2019
Yeah, hes no good. Was rotten at firhill and for 6 foot 6 never came for a cross nor commanded his box on any occasion that I saw. But best of luck.
— Kenny mcfall (@Kmcfall71Kenny) October 24, 2019
Was Bain busy? #creamrisestothetop
— Alan Duff (@aduff86) October 24, 2019
— Finlay DFC (@finlay_dfc) October 24, 2019
Oh ffs why did we leave ourselves in this position
— greg12 (@greg21241) October 24, 2019
Was bang average when he was at thistle. Decent shot stopper but be aware of crosses, might be 6’6’ but seems to always stay on his line
— Alex Melrose (@alexmelrose02) October 24, 2019
It makes perfect sense for the Bhoys to loan him out.
Celtic have Fraser Forster, Craig Gordon and Scott Bain ahead of him in the pecking order, meaning that he wouldn’t have kicked a ball under Neil Lennon this season barring a catastrophic injury crisis.
And at his age, he needs to play, so it’s much better for his development to play in the Championship than train with Lennon’s senior side everyday, only to not actually get game time.