CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers could bring in the kids as he prepares the champions for the run-in to a memorable campaign.

The Hoops are unbeaten in 42 domestic games, the sixth successive Premiership title is in the bag, the League Cup has been won and only Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final on May 27 stand between the Parkhead men and treble glory.

Now, with four league outings remaining before the Hampden date with the Dons, Rodgers may give youth a fling in the top side.

Full-back Anthony Ralston, winger Michael Johnston and striker Jack Aitchison are standing by to take their chance after impressing the Irishman with their performances in the Under-20s side.

Rodgers liked what he saw when he watched the youngsters lift the Youth Cup following the 3-0 victory over their Ibrox counterparts last week.

Ralston made two appearances last season and Aitchison made history when he came on in the last league match of the campaign and scored in the 7-0 rout of Motherwell.

He was the youngest player in the club’s lifetime at 16 years and 71 days when Ronny Deila sent him on against Mark McGhee’s side.

Aitchison, who turned 17 in March, netted with virtually his first touch of the ball. He has come on as a sub twice in this campaign without adding to his tally.

Johnston, who, like Ralston, is 18, has yet to make an appearance for the top team, but that could change over the next four Premiership outings.

Celtic will play St Johnstone on Saturday and then Aberdeen, Partick Thistle and Hearts before they face the Pittodrie outfit in the showdown for that coveted last piece of silverware.


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