Queen’s Park confirmed the return of Irish youth international Luca Connell on a season-long loan from Celtic last night, prompting a jubilant response from Spiders fans on Twitter.

Connell spent time on loan with Queen’s Park last season, impressing with three goals and five assists across 11 appearances as they won the League Two title and secured promotion to the third tier.

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The Irishman is back with Queen’s Park (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

While some expected the former Bolton youngster to be around Ange Postecoglou’s first-team at Celtic Park this season, Connell has been a regular in the Lowland League for the B team instead.

Speaking after his return was confirmed, Connell said it was an “easy decision” to make to return to Queen’s Park as they push for a second successive promotion after turning full-time and ditching their long-held amateur status.

“I’m delighted to be back,” Connell said. “I really enjoyed my time at the club last season and know most of the boys, so when the chance came up to return it was an easy decision to make. I’m looking forward to getting started”.

Queen’s Park boss Laurie Ellis has been keen to bring the Irishman back for a while now with Connell in line to make his second Spiders debut this afternoon when they face Clyde at Broadwood.

“We have been interested in bringing Luca back to the club for some time now. He made a great contribution to our campaign last season and has great attributes to add to the squad. We are delighted he wants to be here and that the club have made it possible. He knows most of the group already and has settled in brilliantly”.

Here are some of the comments from buzzing Queen’s Park fans after Connell’s return to the Spiders was confirmed:

 

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