ANGE POSTECOGLOU has offered no assurances over Karamoko Dembele's first-team involvement - with his Celtic contract to expire in the summer.

The 19-year-old is contracted at Parkhead until the end of the season and has made just two appearances for the first-team so far this term.

It's led to questions over his future at Celtic - both in the short-term in the remaining fixtures and where he'll be next season. 

Quizzed on whether Dembele would feature in the run-in to the end of the season, Postecoglou offered no guarantees but urged the attacker to be ready.

The Celtic boss explained: "That depends. I mean with Karamoko and a few of the guys, luckily we can get him some game time in the B Team, Johnny Kenny is another one.

"But they are training with us every day. As I said, training is super competitive, we've got 26/27 players who all want to be - not just part of the first-team - but part of the squad on the weekend.

"We've got some fantastic players who are missing out on the squad. Stephen Welsh has been outstanding for us this year and unfortunately we can't fit him into the squad at the moment because of the balance.

"That's how competitive it is so whether it's Karamoko or anyone else in this group; they're only way of thinking they can go with is to just be ready.

"Train hard every day and be ready. I can't...I don't know whether he'll be involved like I don't know about any players. What we do is we approach every game and try and select a team and a squad that I think will get the job done for us.

"We do that, then we analyse it and we do the same the following week. All the players, every day are in front of me and have the opportunity to show the best they can be and then it's up to me to make those decisions.

"He's training with us every day. It's great he can play with the B Team, they've got some good games coming up. Johnny Kenny (is in a) similar boat so with that game time it gives them another opportunity to be ready if the opportunity arises."