LIAM SCALES is on the verge of agreeing a contract extension at Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers has revealed the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international is poised to pledge his future to the club as he continues his “amazing story” at the champions.

Scales, whose current deal runs until June next year, looked to be on his way back to Aberdeen in the summer for his second successive loan deal with the Pittodrie outfit – until a remarkable transformation in his fortunes.

With Cameron Carter-Vickers not risked and £7.3million recruits Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke have fitness issues, the second time-around Hoops boss threw the defender into his back four for the pre-season friendlies.

RISE AND SHINE…Liam Scales gets up high to head clear from St Mirren striker Mikael Mandron in the 3-0 win in Paisley in the first game of 2024.

After a solid performance from Scales in the 1-1 draw with Wolves in Dublin’s Arena Stadium on July 30, Rodgers hinted at a new deal for the former Shamrock Rovers star, as CQN reported.

The Parkhead chief now admits: “I believe the club is in talks with Liam’s agent and he’s really happy because he’s playing.

“I’m sure that will get sorted out in due course.

“It’s been an amazing story for him.”

Rodgers, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “Getting our business done early is something that’s important for us, but it’s never straightforward in January trying to get good players in.

“Sometimes you can be working on something for three or four months then it changes.

“We know what we want to do over the course of January and the summer and I’m sure we’ll get them in quickly.”

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