Queen’s Park have snapped up promising Celtic talent Luca Connell on loan until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The young midfielder arrived at Celtic from Bolton under Neil Lennon’s tenure as manager in July 2019 but has found first-team minutes hard to come by at Parkhead. He now joins Ray McKinnon’s Spiders in League Two.

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Connell has swapped Celtic for Queen’s Park. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He will link up with the Hampden side ahead of their first league clash since January with Stranraer on Saturday. The lower leagues league below the Scottish Championship have been suspended for over two months due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.

But they return on Saturday ahead of a grueling fixture run towards the end of the League Two season, Queen’s Park favourites for promotion to move up to League One. McKinnon is happy to have acquired the Celtic talent.

He said: “Luca is a very talented player who is left sided which will give us good balance in the squad and added competition for places.”

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