Celtic fans air delight on Twitter as 19-year-old makes first start v Kilmarnock
By Harvey Byrne
Celtic fans have aired their delight on Twitter after young midfielder Kundai Benyu was named in the starting line-up for the first time in Tuesday evening’s Scottish League Cup clash against Kilmarnock.
The 19-year-old Englishman made the switch to Glasgow in the summer after his contract expired at English Championship club Ipswich.
He was announced to have signed a four-year contract at the Hoops and there was excitement around his signing after it was reported that Celtic had beaten such sides as Tottenham to him.
Now, Celtic fans are looking forward to getting an extended look at what Benyu has to offer and many have tipped him for success in the clash against Kilmarnock.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Man like Beni running things tonight @kundaibenyu_
— Arron ???????????????????????????? (@Arron1967) August 8, 2017
— Ciaran☭ (@ciarann67) August 8, 2017
Good to see The youngsters getting ah chance tonight ????benyu is the 1 to watch he's going to be ah top talent ????????⚽️
— JPH 7 (@HoutenJohnpaul) August 8, 2017
Liking that line up! Looking forward to seen Benyu! https://t.co/cvYwMKNIxy
— Fraser Legge (@FraserLegge) August 8, 2017
— Brian (@briandonald_67) August 8, 2017
Benyu has made two appearances for the Celtic first team since joining with both coming from the bench in qualifying matches against Linfield and Rosenborg.
He was unable to have much of an affect on either match with his time out on the pitch totalling 25 minutes in both, but he will be hoping to make a mark against Premiership side Kilmarnock, who started the campaign with a 2-1 defeat against St. Johnstone on Saturday.