Former Celtic youngster on trial with Forest Green Rovers

Former Celtic youngster Jonathan Afolabi is on trial with Forest Green Rovers as the Irishman searches for his next club following his release by The Scottish Champions. Afolabi, 22, joined Celtic in 2019 from Southampton but failed to make a first team appearance during that time.

According to Gloucstershire Live, Afolabi has been training with the EFL League One side as he looks to earn a contract. The player found game time to be limited but with pace and strength evident in the games that he played while on loan, he clearly needs a club that will offer him a level to play regular football.

Celtic decided that it would be best to monitor the striker’s progress by loaning him out with spells at Dunfermline, Dundee, Airdrie and Ayr United. The player made 59 appearances across these spells, scoring 10 goals. The option to extend was passed up by Celtic as it appeared clear that he did not have a future at the club.

Afolabi arrived at Celtic at the same time as Luca Connell, both were highly rated, but failed to make their way into the first team picture and have left the club in search of regular football.

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