Celtic teenager Aiden Nesbitt speaks about the importance of cup finals

Celtic U-20s

One of Celtic's young prospects has been saying the right things ahead of a potential debut.

Celtic youngster Aiden Nesbitt has been speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the under-17 clash with Rangers on Tuesday.

The two sides are preparing for their Glasgow Cup final clash and the Bhoys teenager will have fond memories of the competition after scoring the winner 12 months ago.

The 18-year-old is predominantly an attacking midfielder although he is also adept at playing on the wing, and it is clear he is a smart young man following his comments ahead of the clash with the club’s fierce – if slightly younger – rivals.

“Every year with Celtic, no matter what age group you’re at, you’re going to be in tournaments and finals, so in that sense all the way through you learn,” Nesbitt said.

“If you’re playing finals every year it’s going to be the same if you make the step up to the first-team level.”

Nesbitt is a Scotland under-19 international and a regular part of Stevie Frail’s under-20 side, so could next season see him make an early breakthrough in Ronny Deila’s senior side?

Only time will tell, but with the likes of Liam Henderson and Jason Denayer impressing for Celtic this season, the Young Hoops will know they will get the chances if they are deemed good enough.

Beating Rangers’ youngsters tomorrow will not be a bad way to start.

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