Falkirk sign Hazard (no, not the Chelsea one)

Conor Hazard has joined up. Picture: Falkirk FC/Ian SneddonConor Hazard has joined up. Picture: Falkirk FC/Ian Sneddon
Conor Hazard has joined up. Picture: Falkirk FC/Ian Sneddon
Paul Hartley has recruited Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard to Falkirk.

The 19-year old has joined the Bairns on a six-month loan to take him until the end of the season 2017-18.

He comes highly rated and the 6’6” Northern Irishman will wear squad number 18.

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He is the fourth goalkeeper on the Bairns books alongside Robbie Thomson, David Mitchell and Robbie Mutch.

Paul Hartley told his club’s official website: “We are really pleased to bring in another quality player in Conor.

“I have spoken with Brendan Rodgers at length and I know just how highly thought of he is at Celtic Park. This is a move that will hopefully benefit all parties as I know that both Conor and Celtic were keen that he went out on loan to gain some valuable first team experience.

“He is extremely enthusiastic about coming here and I look forward to working with him over the next six months.”

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Hazard added: “It’s great to be here. This is my first time out on loan and my first time in senior football so I am really looking forward to showing everyone what I can do.

“I came here to try and get first team experience, but it’s up to me now to work hard and show the manager that I deserve to play.”

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