Late twist in loan destination for Liam Shaw as move could happen soon

It was clear from the reaction of the Sheffield Wednesday fans that they were disappointed in losing Liam Shaw, and it did look like Celtic had pulled off a real coup by bringing him in.

He wasn’t seen as a completely unproven young player as he played in 19 Championship games last season, but he has failed to make much of an impact on the first team since arriving at Celtic Park.

A loan move makes the most sense, and moving to another Scottish club could help him adapt to the league and feel ready to push for a place next season. It was a huge part in Kristoffer Ajer’s development when he spent some time with Kilmarnock, and a loan move is expected this month.

A report from the Scotsman has indicated that bottom-side St Johnstone were pushing to bring him in this month as they seek to replace Ali McCann and stay in the league, but it now looks like Motherwell is the more likely destination.

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The report even goes as far to suggest that the deal is almost completed, so it would be interesting to see how that loan spell is handled.

He can play in either midfield or defence and it’s a versatility that might help him gain minutes as he tries to force his way into the first team on his return, but it’s also important to try and nail down a particular spot in the side at some stage.

If the move does go through then we should learn about his quality and what he could bring to the Celtic team going forward, but hopefully, the club have ensured that he’s going to see regular minutes in the position that he’s expected to compete for when he does come back.

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