Five hot prospects from the Celtic side that thumped Aston Villa

Celtic’s U23 side got their Premier League International Cup campaign off to the best possible start with a 3-0 win away to Aston Villa.

An U23 competition is a bit of a rarity these days but it allowed Logan Bailly, Gary Mackay-Steven and Dedryck Boyata to get a game under their belt.

At the other end of the age scale Jack Aitchison was on the scoresheet, highlighting the promise of the 16-year-old striker.

Last night’s win was fairly emphatic, with the Celtic ‘kids’ in control from early on, getting among the goals and almost as importantly keeping a clean sheet.

Next week the Celtic U23s visit Norwich in the PLIC with the details of the final match against Valencia still to be confirmed.

Here we look at five Celtic kids with a chance of making it into Brendan Rodgers’ first team picture…