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Damien Duff arrival should see Celtic join the race for Aaron Bolger

Damien Duff is set to become the new manager of the Celtic development team from the new year. Brendan Rodgers appeared to confirm as much during his press conference yesterday, as reported by the Daily Mail. The former Republic of Ireland international should soon be in charge of the young and fringe talent at Celtic.

He comes to Celtic after several years working in the set-up at Shamrock Rovers.

The club’s former youth coach, he has also been working with the first-team at the Irish club.

Celtic should hope he can now convince some of their more talented players into a Celtic switch. One player, in particular, who could be an option, is 18-year-old Aaron Bolger.

Dublin , Ireland – 8 July 2017; Aaron Bolger of Shamrock Rovers in action against Scott Brown of Celtic during the friendly match between Shamrock Rovers and Glasgow Celtic at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The midfielder joined Shamrock in 2016 from St Joseph’s Boys. Since then he has been playing with the first-team and working with Duff on a regular basis.

A box-to-box midfielder, the Irish Independent is reporting today that Preston North End are keen on the player for January, with a potential exit not being ruled out.

Celtic should ensure they are top of the chasing pack. Duff gives them something of a new advantage and Bolger has the raw ability to go on and become Celtic’s next Scott Brown in the heart of midfield.

Other talents at Shamrock, such as Trevor Clarke or Brandon Kavanagh, should also be on the radar. But, with Bolger looking available and capable of great things, he is the most likely potential recruit as a result of Duff’s impending appointment.

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