Eoghan O'Connell: Celtic defender joins Walsall on loan

Eoghan O'Connell
Eoghan O'Connell came on as a substitute in the 7-0 Champions League defeat against Barcelona in September, one of 13 appearances he has made for Celtic

League One club Walsall have signed Celtic centre-back Eoghan O'Connell on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has played seven games for the Scottish champions this season, including a Champions League group game against Barcelona.

"We've had to fight off competition from clubs in England and the SPFL," Saddlers boss Jon Whitney said.

Left-back Scott Laird has also extended his loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan from Scunthorpe, scoring three goals in 22 games.

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