Some Celtic fans are excited about the potential inclusion of Karamoko Dembele against Cluj on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Manager Neil Lennon confirmed he is in the squad for the trip to Romania during his pre-match press conference, alongside other young talents such as Scott Robertson and Grant Savoury.
🗣 NL: “We’ve got a strong team. Young Robertson, Dembele and Savoury are in the squad. Whether they start is another thing.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 11, 2019
To date, Dembele has only made one senior appearance for the Hoops, against Hearts at Celtic Park last season. He was then included on the bench in the Scottish Cup Final.
His cameo against the Jam Tarts was thrilling though, with the teenager already looking like he might have the quality required to shine in the Scottish Premiership.
Lennon has remained patient with the player since, who has also had to battle some injury and fitness issues this season.
Now apparently fully up to speed, could we see him make a start in Romania?
That’d certainly add an exciting element to a match that is essentially meaningless for the Hoops. We’ve already progressed at group winners to the knockout stages of the competition.
It’d be fascinating to see how Dembele performed at this level, with Cluj already showing they are capable of holding their own in the Europa League.
These fans are keen to see the player, taking to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts…
Unleash Sinclair and Karamoko https://t.co/K8qjgSRR3l
— Adam🍀 (@AJThoms214) December 11, 2019
Rumors Karamoko Dembele will play tomorrow, would be great to see him get a run out @ClydeSSB
— Tony CFC (@Green_Hoops67) December 11, 2019
Play karamoko plz
— 🇵🇸 ☭ (@euan_cfc) December 11, 2019
Karamoko is gettin a game yaaassss
— Bolingolisleftpeg (@Lubosleftpeg1) December 11, 2019
— ᴶᵃᶜᵏ (@smackjarvis) December 11, 2019
Smart from Lenny good to see calmac out and broony was suspended anyway. Hope to see karamoko in the team somewhere
— Adam Beaton (@Adambeaton67) December 11, 2019
Reckon we might see Wee Dembele at some point tomorrow 💪🏿🍀
— Kevin C (@kevbhoy25) December 11, 2019
Actually buzzing for this game tomorrow. Get to see the squad a little bit. Maybe even wee Dembele. Still fancy us getting something out of the game 🍀
— Boli Bolingoli (@tybeqfootball) December 11, 2019
@ClydeSSB I’d like to see Robbie deas, karamoko dembele and Armstrong-okoflex get a chance tomorrow. Hopefully along with griff getting back in the squad for a little spell
— Allan McIntyre (@Allan_Mcintyre) December 11, 2019
A want to see Karamoko and Frimpong down the same wing from the start tomorrow! 🤩
— Shawn Ayres (@_Shayres) December 11, 2019