Celtic defender Liam Scales has been rewarded for his loan form with Aberdeen by receiving a call-up to the Irish National team for the games against Armenia and Scotland. The 24-year-old made the season-long switch to Pittodrie to gain first-team experience under Jim Goodwin having failed to make an impact since arriving in Glasgow last summer.
Scales was sent off in last weekend’s defeat against Hibs at Easter Road. In a minute, the Irishman picked up two yellow cards and conceded a penalty, allowing the home side to get back into the game. Scotland face Ireland on the 24th September at Hampden with Steve Clarke’s side desperately needing to win all their games in this international break.
Squad Update | Andrew Omobamidele ruled out for Scotland & Armenia@AberdeenFC defender Liam Scales comes into the squad and will report for training today 🇮🇪#COYBIG | #WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/htPEXHWPnZ
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 19, 2022
Scales was signed from Shamrock Rovers last summer and it was a deal that left many scratching their heads as it could only mean that he was coming in as defensive cover at centre-half. However, a deal was done to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers with it appearing that the Irishman would deputise to Greg Taylor on Celtic’s left side.
Goodwin has already stated that he would like to make the deal for Scales permanent but that the Scottish Champions were unwilling to agree a deal to make the move to Pittodrie anything other than a loan deal.