Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Oscar Knox to lead Celtic heroes out as mascot

Oscar Knox
Oscar Knox

A dream will come true tonight for Co Antrim boy Oscar Knox.

The football-mad four-year-old from Mallusk will be Celtic's mascot for its Uefa Champions League second qualifying round tie against Cliftonville.

The Glaswegian Hoops host the Reds in the return leg of the Champions League qualifier.

Celtic hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg in Belfast last week. Their manager, Lurgan's Neil Lennon, is hoping his team complete the job and take a step nearer to the group stages of the competition.

In 2011 Oscar (left) was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

His story captured the hearts of Celtic fans who raised thousands of pounds for his charity. This year he was given the all-clear.

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