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MAKE-YOUR-MIND-UP-TIME FOR HOOPS TEEN ACE

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CAMERON HARPER could be on his way back to America – after just ONE game for Celtic.

The 19-year-old Californian forward, who made his debut in the 1-1 draw with Hibs on Monday, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Harper will have been at Parkhead for three years in July after being discovered by Tommy Burns’ son and is looking for reassurances before he agrees an extension with the champions.

There are options available for the winger in the MLS, according to a report in the Daily Record, if he decides to return to the States.

Harper is eager for more game-time and will seek guarantees before penning a new deal at the Hoops, but there can never be promises in these situations.

It will be make-your-mind-up time for the attacker who passed up the opportunity of sealing his first outing for the team against the Easter Road side when he smashed the ball into the sidenet from a good position in the 25th minute. He was taken off on the hour mark to be replaced by Armstrong Oko-Flex.

With 13 players self-isolating for the second successive game, there could be a place for Harper in the frontline against Livingston tomorrow at Parkhead.

Stand-in boss Gavin Strachan is without four strikers in Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Albian Ajeti and Patryk Klimala while possible back-up attacker leaders Mohamed Elyounoussi and Ryan Christie are also in quarantine.

With the club struggling this season and wingers such as James Forrest out injured long-term, it could have been a chance for Harper and other youngsters to force their way into the team.

Harper is still willing to stay at Celtic Park, providing he gets assurances that there’s a pathway into the first team.

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