Celtic starlet Jack Aitchison explains how Rangers fans responded following his record-breaking debut

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The youngster says he received a warm reaction from Glasgow Rangers fans despite the fact he could feature against Mark Warburton's side's next season.

Jack Aitchison has claimed that he has received plenty of support from Rangers fans after making his record-breaking debut for Celtic during their final day victory against Motherwell, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 16-year-old became the Hoops' youngest ever player and celebrated the achievement by becoming the club's youngest ever goalscorer as he scored with his first touch to put Ronny Deila's men 7-0 up to bring the curtain down on the season in a perfect way.

And with the prospect ensuring that whatever he goes on to achieve at Parkhead, his place in the history books will be assured, it is hardly surprising that he has received such a warm reception from fans everywhere. However, it is perhaps slightly more surprising that according to the player, much of that support has come from Ibrox.

"I'm really grateful for the support I've been given from all fans, even Rangers fans," he told The Scottish Sun.

"I saw a couple of pages on a website about me being the youngest player to score and they congratulated me.

"Where I'm from it's half Celtic, half Rangers, but the support I've got is just surreal. It's been amazing."

With Colin Kazim-Richards and Carlton Cole failing to make much of their chances this past season, Aitchison may well be hoping that he receives more opportunities under the new manager next term.

And it is possible if that proves to be the case, that he ends up featuring in an Old Firm game against Mark Warburton's side following their promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

And while he was grateful for their support following his debut, he will be hoping that if given the opportunity, he is able to build on his hugely promising debut by getting on the scoresheet once again.

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