Thomas Robert has completed a trial with Celtic and returned to Airdie after a successful stint training at Lennoxtown. Robert has been linked with the club a few times this season, with Tosh McKinlay scouting the 20-year-old French winger.
Diamonds boss Ian Murray said to the Daily Record that the trial was a positive opportunity for the club and the player.
“I can provide clarity on Thomas being in with Celtic and training with them. It’s brilliant for him personally and brilliant for the club because it shows that we are doing something right.
“It was a no-brainer to let him go on trial with Celtic. It was a chance for Thomas to showcase himself and train with top level players and coaches.
“He was in a top-level training environment which is second to none. He was working with top players and for any footballer, it’s an exciting time to do that. It’s a testament to Thomas, his teammates and the club because we are starting to build those connections.”
Robert has been impressive for Airdrie since joining from Montpellier in the summer scoring four times. Robert, the son of ex-Newcastle star Laurent Robert, bizarrely chose to join the League 1 side despite interest from across Europe.
Celtic have already agreed a pre-contract deal with Liam Shaw and are expected to make a move for Kyle Joseph from Wigan Athletic. Recruitment needs to be excellent from now until the beginning of the season as Celtic look to build back better.