STEPHEN MCMANUS has challenged his Celtic B Team stars to earn the rewards for their endeavours and catch the eye of boss Ange Postecoglou before the end of the season.

Celtic rounded off their Colt campaign with an Old Firm victory as a shoot-out success saw them lift the Glasgow Cup on a dramatic night at Ibrox.

The Hoops looked to have the match wrapped up at the break as they stormed into a three goal lead but Rangers recovered to send the tie to penalties as they attempted to retain the silverware.

Keeper Josh Clarke was the hero with a string of impressive stops as Parkhead boss Postecoglou – who was in attendance for the Scottish Youth Cup success at Under-18 level last week – watched the next generation in action once again.

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Postecoglou’s side are in action at Ibrox this weekend and have just four Premiership fixtures remaining this term after securing their second successive title with victory over Hearts on Sunday.

McManus said: “There are a lot of good young footballers within the group that we work with on a daily basis. The main objective has always been the same and it is not to win games at B Team level or win trophies at B Team level.

“That is not our job. Our job is to produce players, to give them an opportunity to become Celtic first team players and internationals for the country that they represent. That is our job.

“You need to have a bit of humility and a bit of class when you play and work at Celtic. It is the hard work and integrity that is going to get you into our first team.

“The boys are a pleasure to work with and they are the ones they do all the hard yards, they are the ones that put the hard graft in and hopefully there will be one or two at the end of the season that might end up with another couple of appearances.

“They need to earn it. The manager is very big on that.

“There are never any favours in football. You need to earn it and the only way you earn it is through hard work.”