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Steve Frail Celtic newsCeltic’s u-19 side can move to a point behind leaders Rangers with a win at St Johnstone this afternoon.

Stevie Frail’s side have won all four games since returning from their Turkish training camp last month.

Only the woodwork prevented the 19s from running up a more convincing win against Inverness Caley Thistle on Saturday but a double from Liam Gormley and James Keatings 14 goal of the season was enough to secure the points.

“We’ve put together a couple of wins since the season re-started and want to build on that,” Frail explained.

“There was a lot to be pleased with against Inverness on Saturday but we’re always asking more of the players and they want to improve as well.

“They were in training on Sunday and Monday and they watched the first-team against Rangers on Sunday which gives everyone at the club a lift.

“When the first team are doing well the whole club gets the benefit and our players can see what’s in front of them if they work hard at their game.

“A few of them have been away with the first team recently and they have to work hard and play well to get there.

“That’s the target for the players but to get there you have to roll up your sleaves and prove yourself every week.

“Some of the away grounds that we visit can be testing, the conditions aren’t always the best but that’s part of the challenge for them.

“It’s good to be back in action and looking forward to getting another win on the board.”

Today’s game will be played at Tulloch Park, Perth with a 1pm kick-off.

In the second game of the season Celtic beat St Johnstone 3-0 at Lennoxtown but on Friday the Saints won won 3-0 at home to Dundee United.

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