CELTIC kid Mark Hill has been dramatically recalled by Neil Lennon – after only nine games into his loan spell at Charlotte Independence.

The central midfielder, who turned 21 last month, agreed to join the USL Championship outfit in March and was contracted until the end of the season which is due on October 21.

However, Lennon has decided to scrap the deal and recall the versatile youngster who can also play centre-back. The Hoops gaffer has received glowing reports on the player who joined the Parkhead side seven years ago from Hamilton Youths.

Hill, who has also had temporary transfers to St Mirren and Forfar, is out of contract next summer, but a return to the first team squad could trigger an extension.

The player was taken Stateside by former Parkhead performance guru Jim McGuinness.

At the time of the switch, Hill speaking to the Scottish Sun said: “I know Jim demands his players be hardworking and it was the exact same way at Celtic when I played under him there.

“Hopefully, I can do that here and go back to get a chance with Celtic.”

The former Scotland Under-19 midfielder was hailed by McGuinness, who said: “He’s dynamic and he brings an exciting element to the team.”

Now an exciting new chapter in the Mark Hill story is about to emerge.

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