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PersonalFullname: Paul Slane
Born: 25 November 1991
Signed: 1 Feb 2010 (undisclosed fee)
Left: [...] 2013
Debut: Ross County 1-1 Celtic, League, 18 Aug 2012
Squad no.: 30
Internationals: Scotland U17/None for Senior side
International Caps: ?
International Goals: ?
BiogA highly-regarded teenage winger signed on a four year contract from Motherwell during the 2009/10 January transfer window.
He began 2007/08 on schoolboy forms with Motherwell but his progress was such that he was called into the first team squad for the last game of the season against Hibs. Made his debut the following season, still only 17, but came into his own under new Manager Jim Gannon in 09/10. He won rave reviews during the Steelmen's brief Europa League campaign before being laid low by a calf injury.
He had repeatedly knocked back Motherwell's efforts to extend his contract, so with his terms set to expire in the summer he moved to Celtic for a small, undisclosed fee. Hapless Motherwell boss Craig Brown had peevishly threatened to freeze Paul out should he sign a pre-contract agreement, while fans of the "family club" raged at his supposed disloyalty. At Celtic, Slane linked up with Chris McCart who had been his mentor during his early days at Motherwell.
Described at the time of arrival as a "young player who is not in my domain" by Tony Mowbray, Slane was set to look to impress in the U19s and Reserve XI for the immediate future.
Sadly ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly at Lincoln and missed the entire 2010-11 season, and then got a loan deal to MK Dons in January 2012.
He finally got his competitive debut on 18 Aug 2012 v Ross County in a 1-1 draw, but he was then sent on a 3mth loan deal to Partick Thistle from October 2012.
In March 2013, it was confirmed that Paul Slane was let go by Celtic.
He was to make a name for himself but not one he'll likely look back on with much fondness in years to come. In Mar 2013, it was alleged that had gone to Amsterdam for some r'n'r, and then foolishly decided to post on Twitter pictures of what he got up to with some (likely drunken) aggressive reply tweets to others as well.
He stated that it was his mates got his phone, photoshopped the pictures (which they definitely looked so) and ran riot with it. His twitter feed went into meltdown, and the salacious details of it all we'll leave out of this site for the tabloids to cover. Jovially you could say that he was the last Scottish footballer to be involved in European action that season (if true), but in seriousness it had likely dented his career.
He'd be going out in a blaze of something or other.
We hope him the best.
Playing Career[....complete once he's been gone...]
Honours with CelticNone
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