Debut Night for Frimpong – ‘I can’t wait to play at Celtic Park in front of the fans’

JEREMIE FRIMPONG is set to make his debut for Celtic this evening in the Betfred Cup Quarter Final against Partick Thistle at Celtic Park. The 18 year old, is a speedy and energetic right-back and looks set to start with Moritz Bauer out after his knock at the weekend and Elhamed likely to move to central defence as Christopher Jullien will also be sitting this one out, after feeling a tightness in his hamstring in that 3-1 win over Kilmarnock on Sunday.

And it looks like the debut Bhoy has been to the barbers to make sure he’s looking his best too! “Looking all nice for tomorrow’s game” was the message on social media last night.

Frimpong joined Celtic on transfer deadline day just shortly before the window closed, signing from Manchester City where he was highly regarded. He will wear the Number 30 jersey for the Hoops. Speaking after completing his move to the Treble Treble winners, the teenager had this to say.

“It feels amazing to have joined Celtic. What a massive club to be part of. I’m just lucky to have been picked and I’m grateful for everything. I’m just happy to be here and I just want to get on the pitch and show the fans everything that I’ve got.

“I’m looking forward to start training with my new team-mates and getting to know them. They’ve got more experience than me, so I’m hoping they’ll be able to help me as a player.

“We played Celtic’s Under-23s and it wasn’t long after that I found out Celtic were interested in signing me,” Jeremie explained.

“That was incredible, and as soon as I heard, I was excited and I wanted to take this opportunity.

“I started going on YouTube to watch Celtic, and when they were on TV, I watched the games. I watched Sunday’s match against (the) Rangers. What a game! Celtic were brilliant and deserved to win.

“Now I can’t wait to play at Celtic Park in front of the fans. Hopefully when I get on the pitch and do something good, I’ll hear the noise for me.

“The manager (Neil Lennon) phoned me today and told me that he believes in me and he thinks that what I can do will be good for the team.

“That’s really good to hear, and I’m going to try my best to get in the squad and help them to win things.

“My target is to get as many games as I can, to win everything for the team and I’ll give it my all.”

Well it looks like he’ll get his first chance to impress this evening. Yesterday we looked at how Neil Lennon’s side bosses both the Rangers side this season and last and also is comprehensively better that Brendan Rodgers’ side from the start of last season – have a read at this article, it will put a smile on your face…9IAR Report – Gerrard’s stats show Rodgers was beatable but Lennon is a different kettle of fish…see HERE.

And talking of Celtic debuts, some of our older readers may remember that on this day in 1968
Kenny Dalglish makes his competitive Celtic debut as a sub in a 4-2 League Cup win at Hamilton. He went on to have a half decent career in the Hoops and also at Liverpool.


Celtic v Partick Thistle – Beware Historical Precedents, warns David Potter…see HERE.

‘I was delighted when he said that,’ Celtic Action Man given key task…see HERE.

Lenny hands Gordon the Gloves – ‘Not only does he need to play, he deserves to play’…see HERE.

‘I’m happy with my performances and how the club has welcomed me,’ Elhamed…see HERE.

Celtic Bashing – ‘I wanna Make some Cash’, Charlie’s Grubby Media Business…see HERE.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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