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‘A Star In The Making’ ‘Definitely A Player There” – Celtic Fans Back Playmaker To Make First Team Breakthrough

Celtic attacking midfielder Ryan Christie is hoping for a first-team breakthrough at Parkhead after his substitute appearance against Rangers last weekend.

The 23-year-old has spent the last eighteen months out on loan at Aberdeen where he was a key player, but he has remained on the periphery under Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers. In an interview with the club’s website, he said:

“To be honest, I was solely concentrating on Celtic and that’s all I have been doing since I came back from pre-season. I just wanted to see if I could break my way into the squad.”

“At the start of the season it was a bit difficult and I couldn’t really find my way in. The manager spoke to me and told me he sees I’ve got a part to play in the squad, so I needed to put my head down and keep working.”

Fans on Twitter are backing Christie to succeed:

One supporter is backing him to replicate his form at Aberdeen:

The midfielder’s contract expires in the summer, and while he has shown what he can do while playing at the Dons, it seems he is still to convince Rodgers that he deserves the game time in order to get himself a new deal.

Christie is competing with Tom Rogic for a place in the starting lineup. The Australian international is a firm favourite at Celtic Park and has started the season in decent form with two goals in nine appearances so far.