Celtic’s interim manager Neil Lennon went to watch the reserves in action on Tuesday as they comfortably strolled to a 6-0 win over Dundee.
It would have been a good chance for Lennon to watch Vakoun Issouf Bayo in action. And the Ivorian striker, who joined Celtic in January, staked his first-team claim with a goal and two assists.
But there would have been another player that caught Lennon’s eye with an exciting display from midfield: Armstrong Okoflex.
Operating on the wing, Okoflex continued his impressive form for the Bhoys by netting a goal and providing an assist either side of half-time.
This just underlined the 17-year-old’s potential as he continues his rapid ascent towards the Celtic first-team.
Okoflex joined Celtic from Arsenal last summer and has become an instant hit with the fans after impressing for the youth sides.
Celtic supporters believe they have a real talent on their hands and the England under-17 starlet, who is also eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland, has already trained with the first-team.
It cannot be too long before Okoflex is pushing for a first-team spot, especially if Lennon continues to monitor his progress by attending reserve matches.
The talented teenager’s display would have impressed Lennon and it could earn him a first-team promotion in the near future.