Celtic finally make long-awaited announcement

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Celtic might be in a decent position right now but there is no room for complacency. Ideally, the Hoops would like to win all five games left this season. That would guarantee that they win the Premiership and League Cup double. A decent end to Brendan Rodgers' return campaign when you consider how inconsistent the results and performances have been.

To be honest, Celtic have appeared to take a step back since the return of Rodgers. But there are some players who have benefited from his arrival.

One of them is Liam Scales. At the start of the season, he had looked nowhere near the starting XI but a series of injuries at centre-back opened up a place for the Irishman. He took the opportunity with both hands and has remained in the team since then. And his rise up the pecking order has now been rewarded.

As reported by Celtic's official website, Scales has agreed a new four-year deal. It will see him remain at Parkhead until 2028.

Celtic finally make long-awaited announcement

Scales was signed during the Ange Postecoglou era but was not able to make his mark in the team. He made some appearances in his debut season at Parkhead but was far from a regular starter. He spent the following campaign out on loan at Aberdeen.

There were rumours last summer that he could join Aberdeen on a permanent basis. Fortunately, that did not happen and Scales has gone on to make a positive contribution for the team.

At the same time, one cannot ignore that centre-back is one of the positions where Celtic should look to improve in the summer. Cameron Carter-Vickers has struggled with injuries going back to last season while many fans have not been impressed with Scales' performances in the second half of the campaign and want him to compete for his place in the team.