Inverness: Celtic loan Andre Blackman to Caley Thistle

Celtic defender Andre Blackman
Celtic defender Andre Blackman

Celtic defender Andre Blackman has been farmed out to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan until January.

The 21-year-old has made only three appearances for the Scottish champions since winning a contract in October.

London-born Blackman was with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth as a youth.

He started his senior career with Bristol City before moving to AFC Wimbledon but was without a club when he joined Celtic.

Now he will remain in the Scottish Premier League with Terry Butcher's Caley Thistle.

Butcher has recently added youngsters Philip Roberts and George Brislen-Hall to his ranks, but he was keen to temper fans' expectations about the new recruits.

Striker Roberts has arrived on loan from Arsenal, while defender Brislen-Hall was released by the London club.

"They are young players and I don't think the supporters should expect too much," he said.

"Phil is 18 and George is 19 and they are players who haven't really had a taste of first-team football.

"It's great to have two news faces. It's two extra faces that we didn't think we'd get, so it's a massive bonus for us."