Date: 24th February 2020 at 6:10pm
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With every Celtic reserve match there is one name that fans are looking out for.

Hatem Abd Elhamed returned from three months out to face Hibs today, he was joined by Ismaila Soro and Patryk Klimala but Karamoko Dembele is the player that attracts the attention.

Tommy McIntyre’s side didn’t disappoint, neither did Karamoko with two goals in a 4-0 victory to take Celtic into the Reserve Cup Final against Aberdeen.

Last week Karamoko turned 17, already he has three first team appearances to his name but with the SPFL Premiership table opening up favourably he could be in line for a starting slot before this campaign is over.

Neil Lennon threw him on for his debut last season against Hearts. An impressive 45 minutes earned him a place on the bench for the Scottish Cup Final the following week.

The step into the first team is the toughest to achieve. Karamoko has more expectations on his shoulders than any other prospect at the club.

Winning trophies is Lennon’s KPI but delivering on the promise of the 17-year-old England youth star will be a massive feather in the cap of the Celtic boss.