AIDAN NESBITT yesterday became the SEVENTH young Celt to go out on loan when he agreed a five-month deal with Morton.

And Darnell Fisher and Gary Mackay-Steven are likely to join him through the Parkhead exit before the transfer window closes this month.

Alan Stubbs wants the right-back, who spent last season at St Johnstone, to team up with Scott Allan at Rotherham.

The former Hibs manager was reunited with his ex-Easter Road midfielder a week ago and hopes to bring in the 22-year-old Reading-born Fisher as he raids his old club for a second time.

Allan, a £300,000 buy for ex-Hoops boss Ronny Deila a year ago, was an unused substitute in his new side’s 2-2 draw with Wolves at the weekend.

Winger Mackay-Steven, who has yet to feature in a Brendan Rodgers squad, could be heading for first club Ross County on loan once he fully recovers from his close-season ankle surgery.

Meanwhile, Cappielow boss Jim Duffy pushed winger Nesbitt straight into his first team for last night’s shock 2-1 League Cup win over Hamilton at New Douglas Park. The teenager, who was at Partick Thistle last season, turned in a superb debut performance.

Duffy is delighted to land the player and said: “Aidan is a terrific young footballer, but he’s only 19, so we don’t want to put too much expectation on him.

“But he certainly has really good ability and again gives us another dimension at the top of the pitch and that is important to us.”

New Hoops gaffer Rodgers has already set up other temporary deals for Michael Duffy (Dundee), Jamie Lindsay (Morton), Fiacre Kelleher (Peterhead), Paul McMullan (Dunfermline) and Joe Thomson (Dumbarton).

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