Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has vowed to continue making goals and scoring them, after his form took him to the Scottish Premiership player of the month award for November.
The Scotland international had to wait a long time for his chance in the Bhoys’ first team, and he is determined not to give it up without a fight.
He signed for Celtic in September 2015, and had to endure a couple of loan spells away from Glasgow in order to build up the experience to be given a run by Brendan Rodgers.
He has been in sublime form since he came into the Bhoys set up earlier in the campaign, but has to maintain his high level for the remainder of the season, as the Scottish champions go in search of more silverware.
Christie played a crucial part in Celtic winning the Betfred Cup with his performance in the semi-final the thing that launched his current run in the side, and he is only too aware that while he has a good month on the pitch, he is not able to rest on his laurels.
The 23-year-old knows that he has to continue to weigh in with assists and goals if he is to keep his shirt, and he acknowledged that in the media ahead of Saturday’s huge table topping clash with Kilmarnock.
“It’s my job as an attacking midfielder,” The Daily Record quotes him as saying.
“The manager wants goals from all areas of the park and even from midfield at this club you need to carry a goal threat.
“I’m happy that I’m doing that just now and long may it continue.
“The boys I am playing with, it’s easy to feed the ball to them and let them score too.
“Obviously the past couple of months show how quickly football can change but at the same time I know how it can turn the other way. I need to keep working as hard as ever and hopefully it will continue.”
Celtic fans will hope that Christie can deliver another high-class performance on Saturday afternoon, when their side face the leaders Kilmarnock in a massive clash at Celtic Park.