Dylan McGeouch: Coventry City sign Celtic midfielder on loan

Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch has joined League One side Coventry City on loan until the end of the season.

The Scotland Under-21 international has featured only three times for Neil Lennon's side this season.

Glasgow-born McGeouch, 21, has been one of the main targets for Coventry's manager, former Celtic stopper Steven Pressley, throughout the window.

"Dylan is exactly the kind of player that we want to get through the doors at this club," said Pressley.

"In terms of his work ethic, his attitude and his ability. He is young, very hungry and has enormous potential.

More facts about McGeouch

  • Has represented Scotland at every age level up to and including Under-21s, for whom he has won 10 caps.
  • Has made 19 appearances for Celtic to date, scoring twice.
  • Made his only Celtic start this season in the League Cup defeat by Morton in September, but he has also made two late substitute appearances, one of them in the Champions League against Belfast side Cliftonville in July.

"He's very comfortable in possession. He's a player that I believe is a game changer.

"There is still a lot of football to be played this season and lot of points to play for and I want Dylan to be a part of that."

McGeoch made his Celtic first team debut in 2011 but, after scoring early in his career against St Mirren, he broke his jaw during a friendly with Real Madrid in August 2012.

He returned to make 15 appearances last season, netting his second senior goal against Dundee last February.

However, his first-team opportunities this term have been restricted, with Celtic unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership.

"This is the next chapter of my career," he said. "It's good to finally get the loan sorted because I'm looking forward to the opportunity of playing regular first team football.

"There's also a lot of Scottish people here and it's good to have them about, the likes of John Fleck and big Andy Webster, but I'm looking forward to fitting in with the whole squad.

"I like to attack, I like to get further up the pitch and I obviously like to get amongst the goals as well, and if I can do that and help get good results for Coventry then that would be perfect."