Isaac Assenso has been recalled from his loan spell at Liversedge FC, with The Celts facing a mounting list of injuries in defence.

Isaac joined Liversedge in September as part of his rehabilitation from a serious injury sustained in pre-season. The management team felt he needed the game time to help his progress and enable him to get up to a competitive speed with the first team.

The Celts currently have a number of defenders on the injured list and loanee Connor O’Brien has been recalled by parent club Accrington.

Director of football Pav Singh said: “Isaac’s been building up his match fitness with Liversedge and enjoying playing first team football. We have a number of injuries in defence and it’s good to welcome someone of his quality back into the squad.”

Isaac signed for the Celts in September 2022, having most recently been with Scarborough Athletic.

The 26-year-old, who can also operate in defensive midfield, came through the ranks at Leeds United, before moving to Scunthorpe United in 2015.

After departing Scunthorpe in 2016, he would spend time with Ossett Town, Hartlepool United and Belper Town, before making the move to the Seadogs. Isaac also had a spell on loan at neighbours Guiseley in spring 2023.

Welcome back, Isaac!