Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou watches Old Firm clash with Northern Ireland teenagers

The Rangers B side beat their Celtic counterparts in a tense clash against Old Firm in the Lowland League on Tuesday night.

Cole McKinnon’s header separated the teams at the end of a close game at Parkhead Stadium.

The underage clash served as an appetizer for this weekend’s massive Scottish Cup semi-final between the senior sides.

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Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou was an interested spectator in Tuesday’s B game, with the Hoops boss keeping a watchful eye on his club’s young squad which included Ballymena teenager Ben Wylie.

Wylie – who last year signed a new contract with Celtic which commits him to the club until 2024 – is highly rated at Parkhead.

The 19-year-old is a Northern Ireland Under-21 international who spent part of last season on loan with Ballymena United.

The Rangers B team featured a number of other young stars from Northern Ireland.

Charlie McCann (19), Kyle McClelland (19) and Ross McCausland (18) all started Tuesday’s derby game, while former Glentoran youngster Charlie Lindsay (17) came off the bench as as a late replacement.

The winning goal came in the 66th minute, McKinnon heading home from a corner to settle a scrappy game in Glasgow.

The result puts Rangers within three points of Celtic with one game less.


CELTIC : Oluwayemi, Corr, Anderson, O’too, Lawal, Carse, Karamoko, Moffat, Kenny, Wylie, Vata.

UNDER : Mackenzie, Mullen, Letsosa, Brooks, Dawson, Dede, Summers

RANGERS : Budinauckas, Devine, Fraser, Allen, McClelland, Miller, Ritchie-Hosler, Mckinnon, Weston, McCann, McCausland.

UNDER : Hogarth, Harkness, Lindsay, Strachan, McInally, Lyall, Ure.

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