Greenock Morton Football Club can announce that defender Stephen Welsh has today been recalled by Celtic with immediate effect.
The 20-year-old arrived at Cappielow last Summer and made a total of 18 appearances during his time playing for the Ton.
Following an impressive first half of the season, the central defender has been recalled by his parent club and will immediately go into their first team squad for the weekend.
Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net, manager David Hopkin has praised Stephen for his efforts and believes he will continue to impress following his experience playing in the Ladbrokes Championship.
He said: “Celtic have decided to recall Stephen early from his loan with us. The management team watched him recently and were very impressed with how he had developed as a player.
“He will go immediately into the first team set-up there and I am pleased that we were able to work with him and thankful to Celtic for giving us the opportunity.
“They have a few injuries at the moment therefore it’s the perfect chance for Stephen to be able to show what he can do and make an impression.
“His desire and determination have been excellent, and we have given him the experience of first team football in a very competitive league.
“Hopefully their injuries clear up and we are given the chance to take Stephen back on loan with us for the remainder of the season.”