SUNDAY's win over St Johnstone provided Celtic youngster Joey Dawson with a late Christmas present. 

The 18-year-old was subbed on for his Hoops debut in the 3-1 win at McDiarmid Park.

The young centre forward was brought on earlier than he probably would've expected, as star player Kyogo was forced off through what appeared to be another hamstring injury.

Celtic's heavily depleted squad through injuries and Covid issues meant that Dawson, and various other Academy players, were needed to fill the bench. 

So when it was clear that Kyogo would not be continuing, Dawson officially made the jump from the club's B team to the first team. 

His uncle - Michael Dawson - was working for Sky Sports as a pundit when the youngster was thrust on. 

And the former Tottenham and Hull defender was clearly proud of his newphew. 

He said: "Here he is, debut. Big centre-forward - I bet he'll score more than me!

"Proud moment for him. His mum and dad will be watching.

"He would have been at Spurs today, going down to watch them. How the Christmas period has changed for them. Proud, proud moment for him."