TOMMY MCINTYRE reckons the five-goal Parkhead thriller was a great advert for Scottish football as Celtic lifted the Glasgow Cup with victory over Rangers.

It was the second time in a few days that the Old Firm have shared five goals at Academy level after the Light Blues' Under-18s won the Scottish Youth Cup at Hampden last Thursday.

Celtic got their revenge at Under-20s level last night as they reclaimed the silverware on home soil in dramatic fashion.

First half goals from Jack Aitchison and Mikey Johnston had Tommy McIntyre’s side on course for a comfortable victory.

But Glenn Middleton struck twice for Rangers after the break to set up a frantic finish under the lights at Parkhead.

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Defender Robbie Deas won it for Celtic in the fifth minute of injury time as the Hoops edged it on a memorable night for McIntyre and his players.

He said: “I think it was a great advert for our young players and I thought the boys were magnificent.

“Rangers were always going to have a spell and it was a great goal for their equaliser.

“But at 2-1 we missed a chance on the counter but our game plan was spot on.

“What a goal it was from Robbie to win a cup final. Considering he is left footed as well it made it even sweeter.

“We had a lot of youth internationals on show. We had Barry Coffey, Cameron Harper, Karamoko Dembele, Armstrong Oko-Flex who are all young players and they will benefit from an experience like this.

“Jack Aitchison and Mikey Johnston were outstanding. You could see the maturity from Jack and he caused Rangers problems.

“It was a big loss for him to come off but we didn’t want to take any risks with him.”