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Andrew Gutman confirms Celtic return

Bryce Marion #7 of Stanford University and Andrew Gutman #15 of Indiana University battle for position during the Division I Men's Soccer Championship held at Talen Energy Stadium on...

Celtic will have Andrew Gutman back at Lennoxtown very shortly.

Andrew Gutman #15 of Indiana University prepares to take the field prior to the Division I Men's Soccer Championship held at Talen Energy Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Philadelphia,...

Andrew Gutman has confirmed that he's going back to Celtic.

The Hoops loaned him to MLS side FC Cincinnati in August but, with their season now over, the 23-year-old is heading back to Lennoxtown.


Gutman, signed by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers in January of this year, won't be playing senior games under Neil Lennon.

He said to the American club's website: "Right now I'm planning on going back to Celtic and training for a month until December. After that I'll take a couple weeks off and go back home with the family.


"They [Celtic] have such a big squad that the guys that aren't rostered for the games will have training sessions and I'll get a good training stint with them."

The full-back is yet to make his competitive debut for Celtic, though he did travel with the senior squad during their pre-season trip.

Gutman's loan with the MLS outfit doesn't finish until the end of their 2020 season, which is a year away.

It seems unlikely that he has much of a long-term future at Parkhead, given that Lennon needed a new left-back this past summer following the sale of Kieran Tierney and yet Gutman - who can also play as a right-back - was never really in the frame.

He has never even been named on the bench by the Bhoys for a competitive game since joining and it remains to be seen if that ever changes.

Indiana Defender Andrew Gutman (15) holds back Stanford Midfielder Bryce Marion (7) from the ball in the second half during the College Cup game between The Stanford Cardinal and Indiana...

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