Celtic have appointed highly-rated former Southampton scout Kevin Hamill, according to a report by Football Scotland. 

It comes after the Scottish recently brought in Joe Dudgeon from the City Football Group to be their lead first team scout.

Hamill worked in the Premier League for over 10 years and was previously in charge of the Scottish football market for the Saints.

He also reportedly played a pivotal role in Southampton signing players such as former Parkhead stars Victor Wanyama, Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk. 

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Meanwhile, former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has raised concerns about how the Hoops will cope if midfielder Aaron Mooy is out injured for an extended period of time.

The Australian picked up a knock before the international break which ruled him out of playing for his country this month.

Mooy has become a regular in Ange Postecoglou's side this season, scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists so far during the 2022-23 campaign.

And McAvennie hopes the 32-year-old makes a speedy recovery.

"I think if Hatate had not got injured we would have broken down Hibs a lot easier. He is the kind of player that does that," he told Football Insider.

"Matt O’Riley is a bit off the ball at the moment but that will come back. I think Iwata and Hatate alongside Callum McGregor will be magnificent.

"That would be my pick if I could get it. Mooy has come in, the old man of the squad and he has shown how to play.

"He keeps things simple. He has not got a turn of pace but he can see a pass.

"Hatate and Mooy, he can’t afford to leave the two of them out of the same team and it showed against Hibs."

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