cinch Premiership and Championship clubs have missed out on the chance to sign Celtic right-back Anthony Ralston, who has penned a new one-year deal in Glasgow (Sun).

Ralston, 22, was wanted by clubs in the top two tiers of Scottish football as his Celtic contract came to a close. While he has progressed through the Parkhead academy, Ralston has managed just 20 appearances since making his debut against St Johnstone in 2016, only one of which came last term.

Clubs have missed out on the Hoops talent. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite this, the Parkhead club have agreed to extend his contract by a further year, in a blow to clubs in the Premiership and Championship who wanted to sign the right-back. Ralston is one of two recognised right-back players on the books at Celtic, following the exits of Jeremie Frimpong, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Jonjoe Kenny last season.

The 22-year-old has spent time away from Celtic, enjoying loan spells with Queen’s Park, Dundee United and St Johnstone, the latter of which was in the 2019/20 season.

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