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Sunday 28 December 2014

Wee Oscar makes his Celtic debut

Presseye Northern Ireland - 23 July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo - Rob Hardie/ Presseye

Mascot Oscar Knox during Tuesday evenings Celtic v Cliftonville Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg match at Parkhead, Glasgow Scotland
Presseye Northern Ireland - 23 July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo - Rob Hardie/ Presseye Mascot Oscar Knox during Tuesday evenings Celtic v Cliftonville Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg match at Parkhead, Glasgow Scotland
Presseye Northern Ireland - 23 July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo - Rob Hardie/ Presseye Oscar Knox with Celtic skipper Scott Brown during Tuesday evenings Celtic v Cliftonville Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg match at Parkhead, Glasgow Scotland
Presseye Northern Ireland - 23 July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo - Rob Hardie/ Presseye Mascot Oscar Knox during Tuesday evenings Celtic v Cliftonville Champions League, 2nd qualifying round, 2nd leg match at Parkhead, Glasgow Scotland

Brave and determined Oscar Knox made his on-pitch debut for Celtic - joining star players at Parkhead this evening.

The football-mad four-year-old from Mallusk joined Celtic on the pitch at Parkhead on Tuesday night - acting as mascot for its Uefa Champions League second qualifying round tie against Cliftonville.

In 2011 Oscar 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.

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

Despite a valiant effort, Celtic eased through to their Champions League qualifying tie with a comfortable 3 - 0 win over the north Belfast side.

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