Karamoko Dembele marks his Celtic return with a goal

By John Reid

September 24, 2019

Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele was the name on everybody’s lips at the end of last season. The attacker, who is only 16, made his Hoops first-team debut in the last league game of the season against Hearts.

He impressed in that game, and didn’t seem overawed by the occasion. Unfortunately, a foot injury at the start of this season halted his progression.

Returned in style

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But now he has returned from injury, and he has returned in style. He made a second-half appearance for Celtic reserves in their reserve cup group stage match against Morton on Tuesday.

After coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute, it took him just over 20 minutes to get back into the groove, as his late goal sealed a 4-2 win for the Hoops.

It is a good sign for the player that he is back in goalscoring form so soon after returning from an injury which kept him out of action for over a month.

Could well return to first-team squad

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Dembele will presumably a few games in the reserves to get back to fitness. However, once he is fully fit, there is no reason he cannot be included in the first-team squad going forward.

Celtic might have a lot of attacking players in their squad at the moment. However, Dembele has the youth factor on his side.

Hopefully he will get another run out in the Hoops first-team sooner rather than later. Celtic are set to have a very busy schedule over the next few months, every player will be required to put a shift in. That could include Dembele.