Celtic boss confirms talented teenager is in his plans.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed youngster Karamoko Dembele is a possibility to play this weekend.
The Scottish champions take on Hearts, in a game which serves as a warm up for the Scottish Cup final.
Celtic are expected to play a rotated team, to preserve their key players.
This provides talented teenager Karamoko Dembele with an opportunity to make his Celtic debut.
Lennon confirmed the option at his press conference this morning.
NL: “@kdembele_10 is a possibility for Sunday. He’s training with the squad this week, as is Ewan Henderson. We’ve got boys that are carrying knocks and we don’t feel the need to risk them ahead of the cup final.”— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 16, 2019
Dembele is most likely to appear as a substitute than as a starter.
It makes sense for Celtic to rotate their players this weekend, but a win is also important.
Hearts winning at Celtic would give the underdogs a confidence boost and extra belief heading into the cup final.
Celtic have the chance to dispirit them by beating them with a weakened side.
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