Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele’s performances has caught the eye for the Hoops reserve team this season.

He has recovered from an injury to score goals for the reserve team. Now he is scoring at an international level.

The player recently started and scored for the England under 17 team in their 1-1 draw against Spain.


Dembele has not been involved with the Celtic first-team so far this season. That is unlike last season, where he made his debut in the 2-1 win over Hearts.

However, should he keep up his good run of form, it seems almost inevitable that he will return to the Celtic first-team squad.

Not phased by big occasion

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He may be only 16, but he has shown that he is not phased by taking on players that are much younger than he is.

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That can only be a good thing for the player’s prospects in the future. Neil Lennon will not want to put too much pressure on the player.

However, the fact that he included the player in the first-team last season is a good sign for Dembele. Should Dembele stay free of injury and keep playing well in the reserves, he could well make the bench at least for the Hoops during the run of games in November and December.

Could be used during hectic run on fixtures

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The Hoops are set to play a lot of games between October and December. The fixtures will test the Celtic squad to the limit. That is why it would not be a surprise to see Dembele feature for Celtic.

The player has a very bright future in the game. Perhaps he won’t be at Celtic for that many more years. Hopefully he will, but some clubs will no doubt already be keen on signing the teenager.

Hopefully he manages to get a run in the Celtic side before that. For now though, he may feature for the first-team sooner rather than later.


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