Celtic coach speaks about inclusion of Johnston, Duffy and McAdams in UEFA Youth League squad

Three Celtic under-17 players have been rewarded for their recent performances.

Celtic coach Tommy McIntyre has been speaking to the club’s official website about his under-19 side’s UEFA Youth League campaign.

The young Hoops defeated Helsinki 6-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round and next up is a two-legged tie against Puskas Akademia.

While the likes of Aidan Nesbitt and Regan Hendry are again set to be involved, McIntyre has also selected some of the Bhoys’ under-17 players who have travelled to Hungary and will look to shine if called upon.

Celtic’s youth development continues to impress and first-team manager Ronny Deila has shown he is not afraid to give teenagers a chance if they are deemed good enough, so this next batch will know they can ultimately succeed at Celtic Park if they work hard and take every opportunity that comes their way.

For this group of under-19 and under-17 players, that comes with every single game and McIntyre has highlighted the development of three in the latter category shortly after calling them up for the UEFA Youth League.

“We have brought three under-17s who are doing really well,” McIntyre told celticfc.net. “Mikey Johnston was with us the last time in Helsinki and Wallace Duffy is here fresh from scoring for Scotland under-17s against Italy, along with Aidan McAdams who was in goal for Scotland in the recent UEFA qualifiers.”

This match may come too soon for that trio to start, but in time they will no doubt be hoping to make an impact.

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