Former Celtic midfielder picks up released left-sided defender

Hartlepool manager Paul Hartley has signed Brody Paterson after he was sacked by Celtic. The 21-year-old was sacked by Ange Postecoglou this summer after failing to make the leap into the first-team. After a second half of the season on loan at Airdrie, a new deal fell through and now he has found a new club.

Speaking to the Hartlepool website, Hartley praised the versatile left-winger who has been in Celtic’s professional books since 2018.

“Glad to bring Brody to Hartlepool. He’s someone I saw a lot during his time with Airdrieonians last season. He’s a good young player who can give us some options in positions. He’s had good experiences at Celtic and some great ones. We very much look forward to working with him throughout the season.”

Paterson will be hoping to continue without the pressure of getting through at Celtic and will wear the No.14 for Hartlepool over the course of his two-year deal.

Hartley looks to be catching Celtic’s winning mentality as they seek promotion from the Second Division. Hartley signed for Celtic for £1million from Hearts in 2007 and won two Premiership titles, a League Cup and a Scottish Cup during his time at his boyhood club. The player would bring a dogged determination to Gordon Strachan’s midfield and help win the 2007/08 title in dramatic circumstances. During his time at the club he scored 4 goals in 86 games.

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