16-year-old sensation Jack Aitchison set for Celtic debut this weekend

Ronny Deila

Outgoing Celtic manager Ronny Deila is planning to hand wonderkid Jack Aitchison his debut against Motherwell this weekend, according to reports.

Manager Ronny Deila will be leaving his position as manager of Celtic following the home clash against Motherwell at Parkhead this weekend and despite the Norwegian having led the Hoops to two Scottish League titles during his two years in charge, opinion about him remains divided among the supporters as he was unable to guide the club to the group stages of the Champions League.

Nonetheless, Deila has most certainly conducted himself very well over the past two seasons and he leaves Celtic in a relatively strong position.

Deila will surely be handed a warm sendoff by the Hoops faithful following the clash against Motherwell as Celtic prepare to celebrate their title triumph and it has now emerged that even the 40-year-old is planning to present the fans a parting gift by giving them a first glimpse of teenage sensation Jack Aitchison in action.

Aitchison is one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Celtic academy and the Scottish champions recently tied down the 16-year old to a brand new three-year contract.

As an indication of Aitchison’s prodigious talent, the striker has been included in the Celtic squad for the clash against Motherwell and, according to reports from the Daily Mail, he could well be handed a debut on the day.

Aged just 16 years and 71 days, Aitchison will become the youngest player ever to represent the club in a competitive match if he features this weekend, breaking Mark Fotheringham’s record which has been standing for over 16 years.

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