Reported Celtic target out until after World Cup, boss confirms

Reported Celtic target Connor Barron has been ruled out by his manager for around six weeks. The midfielder picked up an injury in pre-season and he missed the season opener at Celtic Park, where Ange Postecoglou’s side comfortably won 2-0.

As reported in Daily Record, Aberdeen’s Jim Goodwin offered an update on Barron stating that it will likely be after the World Cup in November.

“Connor will be back on the grass running in four week’s time I would imagine. He is going to have some kind of mini pre-season from that point onwards. Connor will probably need a couple of weeks with the fitness guys. I would hope for a return to play from probably six weeks from now.

“We are not going to rush it and it is one we have been quite cautious with. The circumstance of it, a bit of an innocuous one in terms of the Buckie Thistle game and the tackle.

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“It is one that we don’t want to rush too early. So that’s probably not a bad gauge – after the World Cup.”

The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough last season and is expected to kick on under Goodwin as he attempts to mastermind a resurgence in the North East after an extremely disappointing campaign last season.

Celtic were contemplating a move for Barron earlier in the window but he appears to have settled on remaining in Aberdeen for the time being and with his current injury situation he will not be a name high on Ange Postecoglou’s list for the remaining weeks of this transfer window, It will be interesting to see how he gets on once he has returned from injury and whether Celtic revisit their rumoured interest perhaps in the January window, or maybe next summer.

Worth keeping an eye on this boy.

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