Celtic youths

Plastic test for bhoys


John Kennedy Celtic news

Celtic’s youth side hit the plastic this afternoon with the fixture against St Johnstone switched to Recreation Park Alloa with a 3.30pm kick off.

The recent weather has hit pitches hard across the country with a backlog building of fixtures in the u-20 league.

Celtic have a 10 point advantage over Aberdeen and Dundee United, who have a game in hand, with the hoops keen to get the game played today rather than face a fixture pile up.

John Kennedy said: “There aren’t too many grass pitches in good condition just now and postponing another game would give us a bit of a headache down the line.

We’d prefer to play the game, albeit it’s on astroturf but we want to go ahead and play. We’ve trained on astro a few times ourselves so it shouldn’t be too big a change for us.

Over the last few weeks we’ve did a fair bit of indoor training. St Johnstone have played on astroturf a few times recently and both teams will want to pass the ball around.”

Celtic have only lost twice in the new look u-20 league with St Johnstone winning 2-1 at Firhill in October.

Kennedy added: “There’s lots more to come from this squad of players although we’re in a cup final and top of the league.

Our players have plenty to motivate themselves. They know what is expected and that St Johnstone are a good team.

There’s no better motivation than being top of the league at this stage of the season and we want to keep that going.

St Johnstone have scored a few goals recently, we want to up the ante in terms of ourperformance and have that opportunity today.”


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  • John says:

    Get some of these boys in the first team before the end of the season. Let’s see who can make the step up. If you are good enough, you’re old enough.

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