KARAMOKO DEMBELE made a low-key comeback in the Celtic B team’s 4-0 Lowland League win over Vale of Leithen yesterday.

Manager Ange Postecoglou spoke about the possibility of the 18-year-old winger getting a run in the first team once he was fully fit, as CQN reported at the weekend.

Karamoko, hailed as a Bhoy Wonder since making his first appearance as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 league success against Hearts in May 2019, was crocked in the pre-season challenge game against Bristol City at Ashton Gate and has not figured in a top side squad since limping off with a damaged ankle.

BREAKTHROUGH STRIKE…Karamoko Dembele claims his first Celtic goal in the 4-0 win over St Johnstone at Parkhead in May last year.

However, the exciting youngster, who claimed his breakthrough goal for the Hoops in a 4-0 victory over St Johnstone in May last year, was eclipsed at the Airdrie stadium by his team-mate Ben Summers who fired in a stunning nine-minute hat-trick to floor the opposition.

Karamoko looked lively on the right wing, according to the match report on the club website, with the team leading 1-0 through a seventh-minute effort by Joey Dawson, who made his first-team debut as a substitute for Kyogo Furuhashi in the 3-1 triumph over St Johnstone in Perth on Boxing Day.

In the 76th minute, Dawson struck to double the advantage and just two minutes later he added another. He completed his quickfire trio with five minutes remaining.

Karamoko, who is out of contract at the end of May, is likely to continue his rehabilitation process in the away game against Gala Fairydean on Saturday.



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