Scotland name Celtic’s 13-year-old starlet in Victory Shield squad

Scotland have named Celtic prodigy Karamoko Dembele in their Victory Shield squad.

The 13-year-old is included in the Scotland Under-16s pool weeks after making his debut for Celtic Under-20s.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers later vowed to shield Dembele from further media coverage after he played nine minutes against Hearts in the SPFL Development League.

The playmaker, who also qualifies for England and Ivory Coast, had already shot to prominence via video footage from an under-13 tournament in Dublin, when he won the prize for the best player.

Scotland take on Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland in the four-team tournament, which takes place at the Oriam centre near Edinburgh from October 30 until November 4.

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