Jack Aitchison has been called into the Celtic squad for today’s friendly with Inter Milan in Limerick.
The 16-year-old hit the headlines in May when he became the youngest player and scorer in Celtic’s history when he scored with his first touch in the 7-0 win over Motherwell.
So far this season Aitchison has been playing with the Development squad but now gets his first chance to impress Brendan Rodgers.
Aitchison left school in February and was just 16 years and 70 days old when he scored against Motherwell- two minutes after replacing Tom Rogic.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 13, 2016
Speaking after taking part in the lap of honour following the Motherwell match he admitted: “It was a little bit weird as I’d normally be in the crowd or watching it on TV wishing it was me. It was amazing. It was such a great atmosphere. I’m really grateful for the opportunity I was given by Ronny.
“My mum, dad, grandpa, wee sister and my dad’s girlfriend were all there. They were quite emotional when I scored. When I saw them at the end it was amazing – they were really proud.
“I’ve never seen my dad like that before. He’s normally telling me how badly I’ ve done. But for that one time he was able to say he was proud of me.”
Aitchison’s Development squad team-mates Calvin Miller and Regan Hendry arealso in today’s squad.
Erik Sviachenko is also in the squad for today’s match giving Brendan Rodgers another defensive option ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against Hapoel Beer Sheva.
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