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Celtic coach picks out two youngsters which impressed

Celtic development squad coach Tommy McIntyre was pleased with the performance of his young players

Celtic fielded an experienced squad of players in last night's development squad match against Falkirk.

Players including Carlton Cole and Gary Mackay-Steven featured, along with Tyler Blackett.

The team edged to a 3-2 win, and development squad manager Tommy McIntyre was pleased with the performance.

Speaking to Celtic's official website after the game, McIntyre picked out two players in particular who stood out, both youngsters rather than first team stars.

He said: "I thought Calvin Miller did well, as did Regan Hendry, and it gave us an opportunity to rest one or two players as well because they've had a lot of games. They acquitted themselves well and it was great to have the first-team boys with them because they are good examples.

“Credit to Falkirk. They really caught us on two counter-attacks but the players showed resilience to come back and stick in there."

Miller, 17, is a highly rated young striker who has made a big impression so far this season in the ranks, and can also play on the wing.

He scored three goals in eight games for the under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League, and is a Scottish under-17 international.

Hendry (above) also 17, is an attacking midfielder who too has scored in the European competition this season, and getting the chance to play alongside first team players will have been of real benefit to them in a game where they were pushed close to get the win.

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