Liam Scales has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan from Celtic.

The 23-year-old, who can play at centre-back or left-back, joined Celtic in 2021 from Shamrock Rovers.

The former Republic of Ireland Under 21 international was called up to the senior squad last year.

He has featured on nine occasions for the Hoops, including scoring two goals.

"Liam is a player that I have been trying to get for the last couple of years," said Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin.

"I watched him very closely during his time at Shamrock Rovers, unfortunately I couldn't get a deal done.

"Liam is 23-years-old and has already amassed nearly 200 appearances in senior football. He’s a strong character with a winning mentality, who will no doubt be a great addition to the squad.

"He is coming in as a left sided centre half, which is the position I saw him play regularly for Shamrock Rovers, and the one we believe is his best position.

"He is aggressive, mobile, very comfortable on the ball and he has all the qualities you would want in a modern-day centre back."