Celtic have today announced that December’s Scottish Cup hero Conor Hazard has signed a new two-year contract that will see the Irish goalkeeper remain at Celtic until at least the summer of 2023. The 22 year old has recorded an interview with Celtic TV and we’ll bring this to you when it’s available.
Hazard progressed to the first team via Celtic Academy and made his first-team debut earlier this season in Celtic’s 3-2 Europa League win against Lille at Celtic Park. He then made his league debut three days later in Celtic’s 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Celtic Park.
He kept his place for the delayed 2020 Scottish Cup Final against Hearts which was played on 20 December and when the game ended 3-3 after extra time it all came down to a penalty shoot-out to decide if Celtic could complete the remarkable Quadruple Treble. It was advantage Hearts as the penalty shoot-out progressed but two saves from Celtic’s Irish keeper turned this around and allowed Kristoffer Ajer the final spot-kick which he blasted into the net to win the Scottish Cup. Hazard was the hero!
The player has also had one international cap for Northern Ireland and had loan spells at Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Dundee, where he kept six clean-sheets in 11 appearances last season.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 3, 2021