Some Celtic fans are looking to see Luca Connell in senior action soon after his starring role for the young Hoops today in a derby match against Rangers.

In what was described as “a fiercely contested affair” by CelticFC.net, Connell and company drew 1-1 away to our rivals at the Hummel Training Centre in the City of Glasgow Cup.

That was a hard-earned result though, with Celtic reduced to ten men early in the second half after Ewan Henderson received his marching orders.

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Connell’s first-half goal looked to be enough to secure the victory but Rangers youngster Ciaran Dickson netted with just a few minutes remaining.

Still, it’s encouraging to see Connell’s name pop up again as a stand-out.

Signed by the club last summer after breaking into the Bolton first-team last season, the 18-year-old has had to remain patient while improving and learning with the development squad.

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He’s not even been named in a matchday 18 to date by Neil Lennon but if he can continue impressing then he has a chance of an appearance before the end of the season.

Celtic youngster Luca Connell

Celtic youngster Luca Connell / (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The manager has already shown with the inclusion of Jeremie Frimpong and Stephen Welsh that he is willing to give young, untested players a chance.

These supporters were certainly delighted by Connell’s efforts today, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…

 

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