DETERMINED Celtic kid Robbie Deas has set his sights on Glasgow Cup glory when he leads the team against their Ibrox counterparts tonight.

The defender will line up for the Hoops’ Under-17 side as they attempt to make it four successive Cup wins at Firhill.

Deas has been at the club since he was 11 years old and he now has a chance to captain the team to more silverware success.

The Bhoys won 4-0 at Ibrox 12 months ago and the teenager is eager to follow up that victory with some of the same this evening at the home of Partick Thistle.

He said: “You are brought up on success at Celtic and you have to have that mentality from the moment you join the club.

“There is pressure on you, but you have to thrive under that. We have that mentality in the squad, so we are confident going into the Cup Final.

“It would mean so much to me to lift the trophy, but to do it as captain would make it that bit more special.

“The pressure is on us to win it again, but we can deal with that. We have done it before and we are looking forward to it.

”It has been a good year, although it has been difficult at the same time.

“Some of the boys have stepped up to the Development Squad and a few have trained with the first team.

“We have boys in international squads as well so everyone is taking their opportunities. It is good to see the boys doing well.

“Celtic have shown that they will give young players a chance, so we have to stake our claim and show why we should be in the first team.

“A lot of the boys have been here for a few years and they all know what is expected of them.”


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