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SportRyan Christie bags Player of the Month award

15:40  06 december  2018
15:40  06 december  2018 Source:

Ryan Christie insists he never lost hope of making it at Celtic

Ryan Christie insists he never lost hope of making it at Celtic Celtic’s Ryan Christie has revealed that he never lost hope of making it at Celtic, after a tough start to life in Glasgow. Christie has burst onto the scene of late, after struggling for game time at the start of the season. The former Aberdeen man was impressive this week on international duty, and also emerged as a star for Celtic, netting in their Betfred Cup semi-final win over Hearts. Despite Aberdeen reportedly wanting to bring him back to the club, Christie revealed via the Press and Journal that he had faith that his time would come with Celtic. The midfielder said: “I wouldn’t say I knew that I had a future at the club, but for me it was just about keeping my head down and working hard. Even when I went on loan to Aberdeen, the manager was very good to me, and told me what he felt I needed to do to fit into his Celtic team. So when I was at Aberdeen I had that in my mindset.” “Even at the start of this season, when I was struggling to push my way in, I remained confident that my chance would come. Hopefully, now that I’ve signed a new contract, I can really kick in for Celtic.” “Obviously I got the opportunity at Murrayfield and scoring a goal kind of ignited my confidence a little bit. It gave me that feeling that I’ve got a purpose and that I can make an impact at Celtic. Confidence for all footballers is a huge thing and I’m feeling good about my game right now. I hope that it can continue.” “It has been a crazy month for me. But that is how football works these days – there are so many games that thing can change so quickly. We’ve got a hefty schedule coming up sohopefully the games come thick and fast for me because I’m feeling good about myself.” Scotland secured promotion from their Nations League group with impressive wins over Israel and Albania this week.

The Premier League Player of the Month is an association football award that recognises the best adjudged Premier League player each month of the season. The winner is chosen by a combination of an online public vote, which contributes to 10% of the final tally, a panel of experts

Ryan Christie (born 22 February 1995) is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Celtic. being dismissed by referee Willie Collum for two-bookable offences.[14] Christie added to his earlier success by winning the SPFL Young Player of the Month award ^ a b "Inverness CT win trio of SPFL monthly awards ".

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has been named as the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for November.

Sky Sports News have confirmed that it is the midfielder who has bagged the award after a fantastic month for the Hoops.

Christie has been the surprise package for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, with nobody expecting him to emerge into the player he has done in recent weeks.

The midfielder has slotted into the team following injuries to the likes of Scott Brown, which has left Rodgers needing to utilise his squad to the best of his abilities.

Ryan Christie bags Player of the Month award © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport

The captain’s absence means that Callum McGregor has dropped into Brown’s role in a more defensive position, leaving room for Christie to make up the numbers further up the pitch.

Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on Ryan Christie's progress

Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on Ryan Christie's progress Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was quick to praise midfielder Ryan Christie’s progress, after the youngster put in another solid display in the victory over Hamilton, the Telegraph report. The 23-year-old broke into the first-team under Rodgers at the beginning of the campaign, after impressing in two separate loan spells with Aberdeen. Since then, the former Inverness man, who made the move to Celtic in 2015, has excelled and opened the scoring at New Douglas Park on Saturday, as the Hoops extended their unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership to seven games. Talking after the win, Rodgers was quick to praise the midfielder, comparing Christie’s physique and stamina to team-mate Oliver Ntcham. “That’s the model. You bring a boy like that in and you know there’s lots of development in him. They come in at 19 or 20 and you know there’s value in the player.” “When I looked at him, I saw the physical qualities he has and if you can develop those and make him robust as a player mentally, then you know at some stage he’ll move on.” “But he’s loved his time here, he’s improved a lot and he’s getting valuable games and experiences. It’s great for him and great for the club.” “You have to future-proof all these players to make sure they’re here but also you have the value of a top young player.” Both Ntcham and Christie signed new deals with Celtic this month and with the Scottish international finding the back of the net in four out of the last six games for the Hoops, the attacking midfielder may well prove to be a pivotal player for the club as the season enters the busy festive period.

Find out which players and managers have won monthly and annual awards , and filter results by season or award , on the official website of the Premier League Awards . The August Awards will be announced on 7 September. This table ranks players based on the currently selected stat type.

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Throughout November, the 23-year-old scored two league goals and has been the standout performer in Celtic’s midfield.

He continued his good form with a goal in the League Cup final against Aberdeen as Celtic secure the first piece of silverware this season.

Ryan Christie bags Player of the Month award © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Celtic v Aberdeen - Betfred Cup Final

Boyata and Christie to give Celtic fitness boost over Christmas period.
Celtic are hopeful that both Dedryck Boyata and Ryan Christie will be fit to feature in the games against Aberdeen and Rangers. The Daily Record reports that both players are closing in on their returns to full fitness, in what is a huge boost to Brendan Rodgers over the Christmas period. Celtic face Motherwell and Dundee this week before coming up against Aberdeen on Boxing Day. Rodgers’ side then travel to rivals Rangers three days later in what could be a defining period in this year’s title race. Christie has been sidelined since an ankle injury forced him off against Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Boyata has been out of action since the Betfred Cup final win over Aberdeen and is being tipped to play some part against Dundee over the weekend. Speaking ahead of Celtic’s busy couple of weeks, Rodgers provided a fitness update for the Belgian defender. “Thankfully Dedryck’s injury was a slight, grade-one hamstring. He’s moving well. He has a good chance for the Aberdeen and Rangers games.

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