Something that hasn’t been discussed after Celtic’s defeat on Thursday night is the fact Karamoko Dembele was named on Celtic’s bench for the Conference League Knockout game.

The youngster is still aged just 18 and has bags of potential but hasn’t had a lot of first team opportunities.

This was the first time the England youth international was named in a Celtic squad since his horrific injury in pre-season.

He never came off the bench, but if he performs well in training, it won’t be long before he gets a chance.

To regain fitness, Dembele played with the Colts team under Tommy McInTyre.

The winger is out of contract at the end of the season, but Ange has distanced himself from contract issues.

He will not force any player to stay with the club, which means that the uncertain future of Karamoko will not interfere with Ange’s team selection.

With Dembele’s potential, it would be great to see him extend his stay at Celtic, but those doesn’t look likely at the moment. Maybe a run of games could change the player’s thinking.

With squad rotation key to Postecoglou’s methods, game time for Karamoko could be just around the corner.

The game against Dundee is a chance for the winger to get game time if the game goes Celtic’s way.


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