Walsall chase Celtic defender


League One side Walsall are reportedly hoping to sign Celtic youngster Eoghan O'Connell on loan this month.

HITC Sport claims a deal between the two clubs is close to being agreed and the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who made seven appearances for Celtic earlier in the season, will join the Saddlers until the end of the season.

The centre-back didn’t travel with the rest of Brendan Rodgers’ squad for their mid-season training camp in Dubai in order to try and sort out a loan move away this month and it appears a switch to Walsall is on the cards.