Celtic boss Neil Lennon has waxed lyrical about 'buzzbomb' Jeremie Frimpong and admits the defender is one of a number of "outstanding" young talents coming through the Parkhead ranks.

Frimpong made just his second appearance as a professional footballer last weekend in Celtic's 6-0 mauling of Ross County after making it "impossible" for Lennon to leave him out.

The former Manchester City kid, 19, has bags of potential and has already endeared himself to the Hoops faithful.

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And Lennon hopes the impressive Frimpong and other youngsters at the club can make the challenge to the Scottish champions' first-team squad.

"Jeremie would come under emerging talent which is really important for the club," he told Celtic TV.

"At 19 we think for the money that we've paid for him we've got an outstanding talent on our hands.

"What you see on the pitch is what you get off the pitch.

"Just an energetic buzzbomb who is all personality, really proud to be here.

"The week leading into the Ross County game his training levels were outstanding and it was impossible to leave him out of the team.

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"We hope he'll progress into the player we hope he will be.

"[Jonathan] Afolabi will come under that category as well, Lee O'Connor, Luca Connell.

"We're building, not just for the present, but the talent underneath that you've got Dembele, OkoFlex, Kerr McInroy coming back from long-term injury soon, Daniel Arzani.

"There's young, hungry talent underneath what we already have which is a real solid first-team squad."