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RISING STAR HAZARD AGREES 4-YEAR DEAL

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TOP Irish prospect Conor Hazard has agreed a new four-year contract with Celtic.

The 19-year-old keeper joined the Hoops academy in 2014, and has quickly progressed as the club’s third-choice shotstopper behind Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries.

Belfast-born Hazard has impressed for the Development Squad and made his first senior appearance earlier this summer in the pre-season friendly win over Linz.

He said: “It feels unreal and it’s special to have my family over to see me signing.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do without all the coaches I have worked with.

“I have had great help from Colin Meldrum and Stevie Woods who have really developed me over the past three years and, hopefully, there is more to come.

“Craig and Dorus have helped me a lot along the way and I’m learning from them every day.

“The gaffer has shown he is bringing through young players and it’s a great opportunity for us all.”

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