Steve Frail prasies ‘total team performance’ of Celtic’s Development Side

Celtic Parkhead

Steve Frail saw his Celtic Development Side defeat Hibernian 6-0.

The Bhoys booked their place in the SFA Youth Cup Final, and Frail has admitted to the official Celtic website that it was a tremendous performance in which every player performed to the top of their abilities.

Frail said: “I’m thrilled with the display and the result and everything we did – there was a purpose and intensity to the performance. I’m not going to pick out individuals as I felt the team from 1 to 11 and even the kids that came on, produced a total team performance. All over the pitch, it was excellent.”

Luke Donnelly netted four goals, with Fiacre Kelleher and Rory Currie also finding the back of the net, as the Scottish giants booked a Final tie with Old Firm rivals Rangers, planned for later this month.

Frail is suggesting that his young stars put on a display on complete team unity, and that is great news for the future of Celtic, as it appears the entire club are buying into the philosophy that Ronny Deila has looked to instil at Parkhead.

The desire to play attacking football, focused with the ball on the floor and every player involved in play is one that top level players find it hard to achieve, let alone a youth team. However, Deila has his senior squad winning the Premiership in that manner, and has Frail coaching his youngsters in the same system.

This means any potential youngster can make the step up to first-team level without needing a bedding in period, as they are already trained in the correct manner.

This should delight Celtic fans, as it proves Deila is having an impact over the entire club, to see them move forward as they look to grow into a European force again. He is focused upon building the club, not just his team, and Frail’s work in the youth sector is a big part of this.

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