Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Luca Connell looks set to to go back on a season-long loan from Celtic to Scottish League One outfit Queen's Park.

The midfielder moved to Glasgow from Bolton Wanderers in July 2019 but has found it tough to break into the first team.

Not long before his move to Celtic, Mick McCarthy called the Liverpudlian into his Ireland squad for a week-long training camp in Portugal. He has yet to make a senior appearance for the Boys in Green.

Connell went on loan to Queen's Park last March and helped them to gain promotion from SPFL2 with a series of excellent displays. He scored three goals and had five more assists.

Having been left out of Celtic's Europa League squad, it always seemed likely Connell would be on the move again and the 20-year-old will now hope to shine in his second stint with the Spiders. The Daily Telegraph report that a deal has been agreed for him to go there on a season-long loan

Back in May, Ireland Under-21 manager Jim Crawford revealed he'd spoken to Connell about the importance of playing games.

"He's another intelligent fella. He knows where he's at, he knows he needs to be playing, and it's that two seasons of going off the radar which gave him time to reflect and say 'no, this is not what I am about', as I feel it is two years wasted," said Crawford.

"He wants to kick on this year at Celtic. He understands that if things don't, it's about him having a discussion with the powers that be at Celtic to see where his best option is, to go out on loan or what have you."