League One side keen to become Celtic feeder club

Swindon manager Luke Williams has backed his side to become the primary destination for Celtic’s young players as they look to further their development with first team football.

Williams is a good friend of new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and has a long standing relationship since the Northern Irishman was manager at Liverpool.

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During his time at the Reds, Rodgers sent out a number of players on loan to Swindon, most notably Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart, and Williams can see a similar partnership developing with Celtic, telling the Swindon Advertiser:

“I would like to think he would consider us. I am sure there are some top players in the club at Celtic that would thrive and would be a perfect time for them to come and start their careers.

“It is an obvious link and we are an ideal club to take a player from Celtic and give them the experience and hopefully they will give us performances on the pitch.”

Rodgers’ son, Anton, also plays for the Robins and with the size of Celtic’s squad, it is more than likely that the League One side will be the beneficiary of some Celtic players on loan next season as Rodgers looks to offload those who won’t be given any first team action.

The current size of the first team squad is over 30, and with Rodgers looking to bring in his own players as well, there maybe a few departures from Celtic Park this summer.