CELTIC teenager Jack Aitchison was Forest Green Rovers’ matchwinner when he scored the only goal of their victory over Cambridge United yesterday.
The on-loan striker was on the field a mere 10 minutes as a substitute when he claimed all three points for the English League Two side.
It was almost an action replay of Aitchison’s historic debut for the Hoops when he came off the bench against Motherwell in May 2016 – Ronny Deila’s farewell game – and scored with his first touch in the 7-0 romp at Parkhead.
HISTORY BHOY…Jack Aitchison, at the age of 16 and 71 days, scores on his Celtic debut against Motherwell in 2016.
The forward became the youngster-ever scorer for the club at the age of 16 years and 71 days that afternoon, but has yet to win a permanent place in the first team squad.
Aitchison, who has made only three appearances for the champions, has been loaned to Alloa and Dumbarton over the past couple of years to get game time. He agreed a season-long temporary contract just before last Monday’s transfer deadline.
The attacker was one of four Hoops kids who left on loan with Ewan Henderson switching to Ross County, Anthony Ralston to St Johnstone and Stephen Walsh to Morton.
He has been capped eight times at Under-19 level for Scotland and has claimed five goals.