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'I Look Forward To Helping Out' - Irish Youngster Scores Twice For Celtic Reserves

'I Look Forward To Helping Out' - Irish Youngster Scores Twice For Celtic Reserves

It was a bright night for Celtic's youngsters on Tuesday as a Karamoko Dembele goal and Jonathan Afolabi double allowed the club's reserve side beat Albion Rovers in the Jock Stein Friendship Cup.

With Neil Lennon in the stand at the Reigart Stadium, 19-year old Afolabi continued to impress since leaving Southampton. He was playing alongside his Ireland U21 team-mate Lee O’Connor and former St Kevin's Boys player Armstrong Okoflex.

It comes just four days after he scored in the Reserve Cup against Morton.

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Afolabi was named in Stephen Kenny's Republic of Ireland U21 squad earlier today. Speaking to the Scottish Sun, the striker exclaimed his delight at how things have gone since his move.

"This is a great club with a great history, and a great place for me to be a part of."

I look forward to helping out in the seasons ahead. The club has great facilities, and a great winning mentality, which is what I want to be a part of. My goal here is to be part of a winning squad, adopt that winning mentality, and learn from the boys.

SEE ALSO: Stephen Kenny 'Feeling Very Well' After Health Scare In Sweden

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