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CELTIC’S 13-year-old sensation Karamoko Dembele has been given a taste of first team training, but his namesake Moussa revealed the midfield prospect was treated with kid gloves.

The tiny tot stepped into the soccer spotlight this month when he played the last nine minutes of the Under-2- side’s 3-1 win over Hearts at Cappielow.

On-fire frontman Moussa said: “We didn’t want to kick him because he is still so small.

“He is a good talent, but we have to wait and see how he will improve as a player.”

The French Under-21 international has netted 12 goals in 17 appearances since his summer move from Fulham and has been keeping last season’s 40-goal man Leigh Griffiths out of the starting line-up.

However, the newly-crowned Premiership Player of the Month for September insisted: “There is no number one or two.
“I am a striker. Each time the manager gives me a chance, I give my all for Celtic.

“This was the next step for me after Fulham. I had to show I could do it at a high level with a massive club.

“From my first day, the lads have made me welcome. In an environment like this you settle quick and that has helped me score goals.”

 
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