ROSS DOOHAN has become the THIRD Celtic keeper to be shipped out by Ange Postecoglou this year.
The shotstopper joined Tranmere Rovers yesterday on a permanent switch after spending last season on loan at the English League Two club.
Doohan completed the Greek-Australian gaffer’s personal hat-trick as he joined Conor Hazard and Vasilis Barkas through the Parkhead exit while, at the same time, Joe Hart and Benji Siegrist have arrived.
The Northern Ireland ireland No.1 moved to Finnish champions HJK Helsinki in January and the £4.5million Greek flop agreed a season-long switch to Dutch outfit FC Utrecht last month.
JUST FOR KICKS…Celtic goalkeeping guru Stevie Woods puts Hoops duo Conor Hazard and Ross Doohan through a routine last year.
Doohan, who joined the Hoops in 2015, but failed to make a first-team appearance, was one of the players CQN flagged up earlier this week as being among ten fringe men who could be part of Postecoglou’s clear-out as he trims his squad.
Over the years, the 24-year-old netminder has gained game-time on temporary transfers to Morton, Ayr United, Ross County and Dundee United as well as Tranmere.
Rovers’ Scottish boss Micky Mellon was impressed by Doohan during his time at Tannadice and made his move to secure the 13 times-capped former Scotland Under-21 international on a four-year deal.
WELCOME TO PRENTON PARK…Tranmere Rovers unveil Ross Doohan as their latest signing.
The keeper, speaking on the club’s website, said: “I’m really pleased to get it all sorted now. I really enjoyed it here last season, so I feel this is a great step in my career.
“I know how the club works and the stature of it with the training facilities, the stadium and the fan base. Having a great relationship with the gaffer and with Joe Murphy was another big factor for me.
“I didn’t take much convincing at all. As soon as I heard that there was interest, I wanted to come back. I can’t wait to get going again.”