Stevie Frail gives insight into how Celtic are preparing their young players for the first-team

Celtic U-20s

The under-20 boss has explained some of the planning that goes into ensuring Celtic's youngsters are ready for the step up.

Celtic’s under-20 coach Stevie Frail has been speaking to the club’s official website about preparing the Young Hoops for an eventual place in Ronny Deila’s first-team.

Some of Frail’s players are on the verge of their breakthrough and will have the upcoming matches to impress while others have some way to go and will use next season as an audition process of sorts.

Either way, Frail is training the players in the same way as Deila manages the first-team to ensure as smooth a transition as possible

In terms of training Frail told celticfc.net, “It’s probably closer to what the first-team are doing than they were last year.

“The closer you get to the first-team it’s more about what the manager is looking for. But that’s right through the academy now.”

That is good to hear, that Deila is ensuring the same ethos is instilled at every level of the club, and it bodes well for the future.

Celtic have some very talented youngsters coming through the ranks and in time some are likely to make the cut at first-team level; and when they do, what Frail is currently doing with them will make that transition far easier.

It is just another indication of what Deila is doing at Celtic right now; a man who is enjoying immediate success but also ensuring the long-term stability of the club.

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