Celtic have decided to send promising young defender Leo Hjelde to Ross County on loan until the end of the season. The 17-year-old is yet to make his first team debut with Celtic but will look to make a breakthrough and gain experience with the Highlands club.
The side have been resurgent under Hughes since he took over and now they will be looking to get the best out of the former Rosenborg talent. Celtic poached Hjelde from the Norwegian side in 2019 and he is well thought of within the club, a move to Dingwall will only aid his progression and bolster his chances of becoming a first team player at Celtic. Hjelde made the bench in the recent 1-1 draw with Hibs.
Elsewhere, Celtic missed out on the highly rated Alfie Doughty, who decided to join Stoke City over a pre-contract with the Parkhead club. The recruitment at the club appears to be on hold while they sort out the unmitigated disaster that is this season meaning that they are missing out on players with failed moves for Filip Benkovic and Mark McKenzie.