CELTIC goalkeeper Conor Hazard has completed a loan move to HJK Helsinki.

The 23-year-old stopper joins the Finnish champions for a year-long stint.

Hazard made his Celtic debut in a 2020 Europa League match against Lille, going on to make seven appearances and keep four clean sheets.

The stopper was a key player in Celtic's 2019/20 Scottish Cup final triumph over Hearts as he stepped up to save two penalties in the shootout at Hampden.

However, Hazard has had limited game-time this season  with Joe Hart nailing down the starting spot in goal.

And Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is hopeful a loan move will help develop Hazard.

He said: “We are sure this move will be good for Conor, it will be an important opportunity for game-time and I know he will embrace this next period.

“In HJK Helsinki we believe it will be a great environment for him.

“I know HJK and Celtic have enjoyed good co-operation before and I think the loan period will be very positive for everyone concerned.

“We all wish Conor the very best.”