Karamoko Dembele has been pictured training with the first-team ahead of Thursday’s final group stage tie with CFR Cluj.

Reports on Wednesday suggested that the Hoops starting lineup had been leaked, but Dembele was not named in the starting XI.

However the 16-year-old was pictured in training on Wednesday as Celtic prepared for the trip to Romania, leading to some suggestions that he is set to feature on Thursday. 

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Neil Lennon is expected to heavily rotate his squad for what is essentially a dead rubber fixture for Celtic, given how top spot in group E is already secured.

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Thursday’s clash could be the perfect opportunity to give the likes of Dembele more exposure to first-team football, following his return from injury earlier this season. 

Vakoun Bayo and Moritz Bauer were also pictured at Barrowfield, and the pair could both be set to feature in Romania.