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Boyhood dream for Aitchison

By May 16, 2016No Comments

Celtic demolished Motherwell in the last game of the season this weekend at Parkhead.

Despite hitting seven goals past the ‘Well keeper, one goal in particular will stand out more than the rest for one youngster.

Jack Aitchison made his debut as a 75th minute substitute and though he would have waited years for his chance to play for the club he supported growing up, he had to wait just minutes for his first senior goal.

With 77 minutes on the clock, Aitchison found himself played through with space in the box, before slotting the ball home with impressive composure.

It makes Aitchison not only the youngest players to have ever featured for Celtic, at just 16 years and 71 days, but also the youngest goalscorer in the history of the club.

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Speaking to Celtic TV, Aitchison said: “I realised I would make history because I was on the bench and someone told me, so I was hoping I’d get on, but to score on my debut was just amazing.

“I’ve been dreaming since I’ve been a wee boy about this, so for it to fall in place with my first touch – I can’t describe the feeling.

“I didn’t think I’d get my first team debut within three months of the Valencia game [For the Celtic development squad], never mind score, so it’s just phenomenal.

“I was told two days ago that I’d be in the squad, but I didn’t think I’d get as much time on the pitch as I did.

“I hit the ball and I just started running because I knew it was in as soon as I hit it, but the atmosphere when I scored was amazing”.

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