Well, it wasn’t a bad afternoon at all for Celtic man Luca Connell.
Connell, who had been on the sidelines of the Celtic team, joined Queens Park two days ago. The Irish youth international joined Bolton Wanderers in 2019 but was unable to make a significant breakthrough at the club.
Already, however, he is making an impact in Ligue 2 with the Mount Florida side. Against Stanraer today, Connell contributed an assist in a 3-0 victory for the Spiders [BBC], which look like good value for promotion. The Irishman was pushed into the first team shortly after his arrival and left the pitch after 74 minutes.
It’s a good sign for the former Bolton man. With limited opportunities at Celtic, the midfielder’s career had come to a standstill. The lack of official reserve team football means Ligue 2 should be a happy hunting ground for young Bhoys.
Twitter reacts to Luca Connell Spiders debut
Enthusiastic tweets from a number of sources emerged following Connell’s successful debut for the Mount Florida side. From Celtic supporters to interested Irish fans, many were happy with the former Bolton man.
— Cian🇮🇪 (@thfc_Cian12) March 20, 2021
@CelticFC Bring it home!
— Joe Grattan (@lonesomegoatman) March 20, 2021
Man of the match for Luca Connell on his debut. A great performance from Celtic Loanee 👏 https://t.co/PNQhk6HohS
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) March 20, 2021
Good to see Connell getting some first-team playing time on loan because @PaulMcT7 mentioned in this week’s Rebuild videos.
I should have gone on loan a while ago. https://t.co/j1833HX1cZ
— Celtic Fans TV 🟢 (@CelticFansTV) March 20, 2021
📋 Post-match summary (2/3)
🏃 Luca Connell
⏱ Holder, replaced on 73
🅰️ 1 pass
🥅 Clean Sheet#COYBIG
— Irish Abroad (@irish_abroad) March 20, 2021
– Rep of Ireland Player Tracker (@RepTracker) March 20, 2021
— Lupin (@LupinBhoy) March 20, 2021
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