Celtic’s u-20 side showed the benefits of their trip to Abu Dhabi as they turned on the style to beat Dundee 3-0 on Friday night.
The next fortnight could see the side clinch the domestic double with the omens looking good after the win over Dundee.
Top scorer Bahrudin Atajic scored either side of a goal from Jamie Lindsay with the team clicking after some recent stop- start performances.
“The break at the Al Ain tournament seems to have given us a bit of freshness,” John Kennedy said. “We worked hard when we were there, it was a tough schedule, but the change of scenery hasn’t done us any harm whatsoever.
“From the first whistle there was a real desire to play and win the game. As a coach it’s good to stand back and watch them. We scored good goals, it could have been more but it was very pleasing.
“The team clicked and that allowed the individuals to prosper and we got that in abundance, everything was very positive. They looked confident and grew within the game.”
Atajic’s second and Celtic’s third goal summed up the performance with Paul George opening up the Dundee defence to Darnell Fisher whose cut-back was rolled into the net by the top scoring striker.
Kennedy added: “It was a great goal and Bahrudin showed real composure to tuck it away.
“Towards the end of the match the players did things we don’t work on in training, individually they were seeing things and making it happen.
“Some of the link up play, the one-two’s were excellent and on another night we could have scored six.”
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