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CELTIC have announced that defenders Eoghan O’Connell and Efe Ambrose both have now officially left the club.

O’Connell yesterday signed for League One side Bury on a three-year contract. The Cork born centre half came through the Celtic Youth Academy as a 16-year-old before progressing to Celtic’s Development Squad.

Eoghan made his competitive first-team debut at Celtic Park in 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Ross County. At the end of the following season, the Cork-born youngster was named Celtic Youth Academy Player of the Year.

O’Connell went on to make 13 first-team appearances and scored a great goal against English Champions Leicester City last summer in a 1-1 draw. He spent some time on loan at Cork City and more recently at Walsall and suffered injuries during both loan periods.

Despite the injury he made 17 appearances and scored one goal during his stint at the Saddlers and attracted attention from several clubs across the border.

O’Connell will be a free agent at the end of the month and that has alerted Bury.
Former Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark, now in charge at Bury, is aiming to build a squad to challenge for promotion from League One and views the ball-playing defender as a vital addition to his plans.
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EFE AMBROSE, CELEBRATING WANYAMA’S GOAL IN THE 2-1 VICTORY OVER BARCELONA IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. BIG EFE HAD A GREAT GAME THAT NIGHT!

Meanwhile  Efe Ambrose has now officially joined newly promoted Scottish Premiership side Hibernian on a two-year deal.

The defender made 169 appearances for the Bhoys, scoring six times, since joining the club from FC Ashdod in 2012. In that time, he helped the Hoops lift four league titles, one Scottish Cup and one League Cup.

In his first season in Paradise, the Nigerian internationalist was part of the side that memorably beat Barcelona and reached the UEFA Champions League last 16.

Hibs supporters are over the moon that Neil Lennon has brought Ambrose to the club. Efe is a player who needs to be loved so it looks like being a good move for the very popular now ex-Celt. He’s sure to receive a great welcome from the Celtic support when Celtic face Hibs next season.

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