Celtic striker Jack Aitchison is hoping that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers takes note of his goalscoring exploits for Scotland under-19s and gives him a first-team opportunity.
The 18-year-old scored a double in the 2-0 win other the Netherlands, and hopes it will propel him into the first-team squad.
“I’m scoring goals just now so I am asking the question and hopefully my manager sees I am grabbing some goals and maybe I can get a wee shot again.” Aitchison said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
Aitchison made history against Motherwell in 2016 when he became the Hoops’ youngest ever goalscorer at age 16 in a 7-0 win over Motherwell.
Last season the player made two cameo appearances off the bench for the first-team but he is yet to play for them this season.
Football Insider verdict
There’s no doubt that Rodgers will be well-aware of Aitchison’s progress, but he is going to find it difficult at the moment to make the breakthrough for a team that for most of the season has only played with one striker. Aitchison is up against stiff competition from the likes of Moussa Dembele, Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard for a role in the first-team, and those players are currently far more experienced than he is. There is a chance that Aitchison may get a place in the first-team squad for the league matches that are to be played after the Hoops win the league, but until then, he will have to be content with being on the fringes.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial