Excitement continues to build about Cameron Harper's Celtic potential
Celtic youngster Cameron Harper scored a delightful derby double against Rangers yesterday in the Glasgow Cup.
The young Hoops booked their place in the final of the tournament with a resounding 3-0 win over their rivals.
A Harper double and an Armstrong Oko-Flex effort did the job.
It was a positive afternoon for Mikey Johnston as well, who made his return to match action after almost 11 months. The winger played in the first half, which will boost his efforts to make a first-team impact.
It’s Harper who most are talking about after the match though, as excitement builds about the attacking potential he has.
We’ve written a couple of articles on the USA U20s prospect over the last few months.
Neil Lennon provided some very promising quotes on the attacker back in September, hinting that he had first-team football in his future at Celtic.
The young American himself then talked about the training progress he had made over the summer, building muscle and physical strength ahead of a big season.
He’s already made the bench on multiple occasions this season and as Celtic look for a bit of inspiration in the final third, surely isn’t far away from his debut.
Harper told The Athletic earlier this year that he is progressing faster than he thought he would, and goals at youth level against the Ibrox lot won’t do his chances of senior action any harm.
Some fans are already convinced he’s destined to make an impact and yesterday’s double has done little to dissuade them.
These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts, an example of the excitement building about his future…
Would rather have you in the first team than these imposters, keep it up my man your time will come 😎
— 🙂 (@MonaCellick) December 7, 2020
Can’t wait to see what you do in the first team – it’s coming kid 👍
— Stephen Pearson (@Stephen53704822) December 7, 2020
first team call up better be soon for you lad
— JW88 (@JW1888_) December 7, 2020
Brilliant, keep up the hard work to go along with your outstanding skill Cameron! 👍☘️☘️☘️👊🏻
— Johnnybhoy19 (@johhybhoy1960) December 7, 2020
Bout time you were given a chance in the first team, since no one can buy a goal for us the now ✌️🍀
— T 😎🏴 (@Tho1888) December 7, 2020
Well done young man. Been watching you for a couple of years now and said at the start of the season you should be in that first team. Totally convinced now. KTF
— J.P. 🏴 (@jpvall72) December 7, 2020
Mon up to the first team wee man https://t.co/MdwMcn78Ea
— Tom Rogic CSC🍀 (@TomRogicCSC) December 7, 2020
get him in the first team now https://t.co/egomcRHoSg
— Matthew (@matthewduff67) December 7, 2020