Celtic striker Kieran McGrath has taken to social media to confirm that he will be moving to Iceland to play for Knattspyrnudeild Grotta on loan until September.
The 19-year-old impressed during his loan spell at Lowland League side East Kilbride last season and both he and Celtic have decided that the striker could do with more first-team action after the long, enforced lay-off and as such, he’s heading over to Iceland.
He’s likely to get some game time for Grotta too, given that they’ve yet to score a single goal in their three league games so far this season.
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With the whole football calendar across Europe skewed after the delay in action, Celtic and McGrath have found a way to get the player some action now, meaning he won’t spend from March to August not playing.
Whilst the standard of football in Iceland may not be the highest, the move to Grotta will give the teenager a chance to play regularly for a few months before he returns to Celtic.
At some point in the near future, McGrath will hope to impress Neil Lennon and force his way into the first-team set up at Parkhead and this loan move could be the latest step on his aim to play for The Hoops at senior level.