Dundee have moved to ease their goalkeeping woes by signing Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard on an emergency loan deal.
The Dee have been left short in numbers in that position after Jack Hamilton underwent an operation to remove his appendix this week.
Dens Park manager James McPake is delighted to secure the young stopper. He told the Dundee website: “We have had to act quickly and I’m delighted that we have been able to get someone of Conor’s quality in.”
“He is a player who has played in this league over the past two seasons and also has experience of playing at international level.”
Hazard will provide Dundee with cover
The Northern Irishman has one Celtic appearance to his name, appearing off the bench against Partick Thistle during the 2017/18 season.
Outwith that he hasn’t really got much of a look-in at Parkhead and as a result, Celtic have opted to send him out on loan for more experience.
Hazard is a Northern Ireland international, having featured once for the senior side and plenty of times in the Northern Irish youth ranks. He tasted regular football for the first time out on loan at Falkirk in 2018.
His second Championship spell would come with Partick Thistle last season, where he made 15 appearances. Dundee are the latest SPFL club to acquire his services.
Hazard’s available for selection in Dundee’s next match against Ayr United and with options limited in that position, the 21-year-old could be handed his Dee debut.