After another goal, should Deila hand Aidan Nesbitt a first-team chance?

AIdan Nesbitt continues to impress for Celtic's youth and development sides.

Celtic's Aidan Nesbitt continued his fine form with a goal as the Bhoys development squad defeated Dundee 2-1 this evening.

First team names such as Anthony Stokes, Scott Allan, Callum McGregor and Nadir Ciftci all started the game, but it was Nesbitt who stole the show.

Dundee took the lead through Josh Skelly, but McGregor and then Nesbitt hit back to hand Celtic a 2-1 victory, with fringe players looking to keep up their fitness levels during the international break.

Whilst the focus will have been on helping new signings Allan and Ciftci settle in to life in Glasgow, winger Nesbitt used the game to once again show that he deserves a first team opportunity.

The 18-year-old wide man hit the headlines last season with a hat-trick against Rangers in the Scottish Youth Cup final, and his goal tonight has given him three goals in his last four games for the Celtic development side.

Manager Ronny Deila is no doubt watching on as Nesbitt continues to impress on a weekly basis, but should he promote Nesbitt to the first team now?

Celtic do already have one homegrown winger in their ranks in James Forrest, and Nesbitt has a similar willingness to drive and attack defenders, but has a keen eye for goal too.

With great potential and burgeoning talent already, Deila should at least consider giving Nesbitt a start in a cup match to see what he can do, with the ultimate goal of seeing whether he can handle the step up to Scottish Premiership action.

The likes of Kieran Tierney and Eoghan O'Connell have featured in the first team this season having impressed in the Celtic ranks, so Deila certainly isn't averse to using the up-and-coming talent in competitive matches.

Yet with Forrest, Kris Commons, Stefan Johansen, Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven all vying for roles in Deila's attacking midfield trio, it may be hard for Nesbitt to feature right now. Given his recent form, he may just need one chance to show what he can do - and Celtic fans should certainly be excited about Nesbitt's future at the club.

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