Aleksandar Tonev hailed as ‘real threat’ after impact for Celtic’s under-20s

Celtic's on-loan winger has been praised following an outing for the Scottish side's under-20s.

The manager of Celtic’s under-20 side, Stevie Frail, has been speaking to the club’s official website following a 2-0 win against Falkirk on Monday.

Calvin Miller and Stefan Scepovic scored the goals but Aston Villa loanee Aleksandar Tonev was also praised for his contribution.

The 25-year-old Bulgarian winger has not been in Celtic’s first-team squad since being handed a seven-match ban for using racist language (as reported by Talk Sport).

But he was praised by Frail as he continues to build up his match fitness in an attempt to add to the 12 games he has played for the Scottish side so far this season.

“Aleksandar Tonev was a real threat in the second half and we scored two good goals,” Frail said.

The Bulgarian has made 20 appearances for Villa but he has failed to hold down a regular starting spot at the club, and his future remains unclear.

There is still time this season for him to prove he can be a real success at Celtic Park, but with no goals and only one assist in the senior side this season, he still has a lot of work to do.

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