Ange Postecoglou
Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v Rangers - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - May 1, 2022 Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou applauds fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Ange Postecoglou spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Celtic’s league clash against and was delighted with the news that Matthew Anderson has signed a new deal at the club.

Anderson currently captain’s the Celtic B team side and has penned a new deal that will see him remain at the Scottish champions until 2025.

Having signed for the Hoops at the age of 13, he will hope that his dreams will become a reality soon. He has taken up the mantle of the 63 jersey at the club which was of course held by his fellow academy predecessor Kieran Tierney.

He is yet to make his senior debut for the club but the manager hopes that within the next 12 months, there will be some academy stars who will make the breakthrough as many have already been part of the matchday squad or been training with the team.

Postecoglou is in constant dialogue with Stephen McManus and Darren O’Dea and will have his eyes on the next big talents and is delighted to see Anderson commit his future to the club.

“Yeah really happy,” Ange Postecoglou told Celts Are Here.

“He’s one of a number there now that I think you’ll find over the course of the next sort of 6-12 months they’ll start to begin to make an impact at first team level.

“I really believe that, I think the work that Darren and Stephen are doing at the moment is outstanding.

“We’ve already had sort of Bosun and Rocco with us but guys like Matty and Benny Summers and a couple of others there.

“Like you said, I’m in constant dialogue with the guys about how they are going and seeing it with my own eyes that there is improvement there.

“Great that Matty has committed himself to the club, he’s one we’ve got high hopes for.

“It’s now about providing him with the opportunity and him grasping that opportunity in his growth because we’ve seen with all these talented young players that there is still a way to go to make it but he’s got a great attitude and works hard at training.

“He wants to improve and I’ve got no doubt that before too long he’ll get the opportunty which he’s worked hard for.”

Already this season, Rocco Vata was handed the chance to make his debut for the club in the 4-0 victory at Easter Road and there is a few others currently on the cusp of appearing in the first team.

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