Aidan Nesbitt labelled 'excellent' after stunning Youth Cup final hat-trick against Rangers

Celtic U-20s

Celtic coach Stevie Frail has called Aidan Nesbitt 'excellent' after scoring his hat-trick against Rangers.

Celtic Under-20 coach Stevie Frail heaped praise on winger Aidan Nesbitt during an interview with the club's official website after a 5-2 Youth Cup final win over Rangers.

Celtic lifted the Youth Cup trophy after a remarkable final at Hampden Park, with the Bhoys winning the Old Firm battle against their fierce city rivals Rangers.

The hero of the night was teenage winger Nesbitt, who smashed a memorable hat-trick to help Celtic claim the trophy and humiliate their rivals in a thumping victory.

Unsurprisingly, coach Frail was full of praise for the 18-year-old wide man, calling him 'excellent' after his three-goal display against Rangers on Thursday night.

"Even taking the hat-trick out of it, he was excellent," said Frail. "He was a threat going forward and he was an outlet for us all the time, causing their young left-back a problem. He did it in the semi-final as well. That’s what people want to come and see and for him to score a hat-trick at a national final is brilliant," he added.

First team manager Ronny Deila will no doubt be delighted to see that one of Celtic's young prospects is shining, especially considering how loan wingers Aleksandar Tonev and Mubarak Wakaso have struggled to make an impact this season.

There is now talent emerging in the youth ranks at Celtic, with the likes of Kieran Tierney and Liam Henderson bidding to feature in the first team next season, and now Nesbitt has put himself on the radar after his hat-trick against Rangers - and that will be vital to Deila as he looks to build a team for the future at Celtic Park.

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