CELTIC youngster Paul McMullan has been praised by Dunfermline boss Allan Johnston after joining on a season-long loan while Paul ‘PJ’ Crossan headed in the opposite direction.

The 20-year-old Hoops forward checked in at East End Park on Monday as highly-rated 17-year-old forward Crossan completed a permanent switch to Parkhead for an undisclosed fee.CBP_1107_6606

McMullan spent last season at St Mirren on a temporary transfer and Johnston believes he can be a key player in the Fifers’ return to the Championship following promotion.

He said: “Paul is somebody I’ve been keen on for a long time. He has pace and is a player who can get past people. Hopefully, he is someone who can make an impact on the team.

“Paul’s got experience at this level although he’s a really young lad. He wants to come here and do well.

“It adds competition because he can play up front and can also play wide, I think he’ll be a good player for us.

“He wants to play first team football rather than play Under-20 football at Celtic.”

McMullan’s arrival has softened the blow of losing Crossan after the Fife outfit were defeated in their bid to retain the talented teenager.

Johnston added: “It’s a good move for PJ, as well. We wish him all the best and we hope he’s successful.

“He’s a really good lad, we would have liked to have kept him here, but he intimidated he would rather go to Celtic, and you can’t do much about that.”

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