St Johnstone manager unsure of Celtic’s plans for promising full-back

St Johnstone manager Steven Maclean has admitted that he doesn’t know whether Celtic defender, Adam Montgomery, will be back for another season at McDiarmid Park.

The Scotland under-21 international has enjoyed a brilliant season playing with St Johnstone on loan from Celtic. With his loan to St Johnstone coming to an end, the full-back could be in high demand this Summer for another possible loan deal, depending on what Brendan Rodgers thinks of the young player.

Henry Wingo of Ferencvaros TC battles for possession with Adam Montgomery of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Celtic FC and Ferencvarosi TC at Celtic Park on October 19, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As reported by The Courier MacLean said Montgomery was fantastic for the Saints this season and that it is likely that there will be interest for the player this Summer. However, with the return of Callum Booth and the emergence of Tony Gallacher, the Saints should have two fit left-backs ready to play next season, so it may be unlikely Montgomery will return to McDiarmid Park.

“I don’t know what will happen with Monty. I’m sure there will be a few clubs interested in taking him on loan if Celtic decide that is best for him. Monty was fantastic for us.”

“I’ve got two left-backs in the building and both of them will hopefully be fit. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully, they’re both flying.”

Recent rumours have hinted that Fleetwood Town and a few other English clubs have shown interest in getting the services of the 21-year-old this Summer for next season.

Rodgers will likely want to run his eye over a number of ‘fringe’ players before deciding on their future. Montgomery is more of a traditional full-back, who enjoys running up and down the line coupling both attack and defence. A further loan would probably benefit Montgomery with Greg Taylor and Alexandro Bernabei ahead of him.

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