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Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard moves to HJK Helsinki on loan

The 23-year-old agreed the move to Finland to gain regular game time.

Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard moves to HJK Helsinki on loan SNS Group
Hazard is not currently in Celtic's first team plans.

Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard has signed for Finnish side HJK Helsinki on a year-long loan deal.

The Northern Irishman finds himself behind Joe Hart and Scott Bain in the pecking order at Celtic and has moved to gain more first team experience.

He joins the Finnish champions ahead of their new season as they target a third consecutive title.

The goalkeeper has previously had loans at Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Dundee and has made seven first team appearances for Celtic.

Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou said: “We are sure this move will be good for Conor, it will be an important opportunity for game-time and I know he will embrace this next period.

“In HJK Helsinki we believe it will be a great environment for him.

“I know HJK and Celtic have enjoyed good co-operation before and I think the loan period will be very positive for everyone concerned.

“We all wish Conor the very best.”