RYAN CHRISTIE admitted his frustration at missing out on a Cup Final earlier in his career because it would have come against Celtic.

The young midfielder was out on-loan to Aberdeen at the time and helped them get to the final but when it was time for the showpiece event, Ryan was excluded because he couldn’t play against his parent club.

The player left to go on holiday early that season and admitted he didn’t even know what the etiquette would have been with regards to sitting at Hampden and even what tie to wear.

Now after helping to propel Celtic to the final with a breakout display at Murrayfield versus Hearts, Christie is now in a strong position to play in this Sunday’s final against his former club.

The frustration at not playing in the last Cup Final could spur him on to pile misery onto the Dons.

Speaking to Sky Sports the player said: “It’s obviously quite funny how it works out as it will be against Aberdeen this time. Everybody wants to play in cup finals so hopefully, I’ll get that chance on Sunday.

“Obviously when you first sign the loan deal you are kind of reminded of that, you just pass it over, but then the cup final comes around and I realised how frustrating it was.

“It was at the end of the season as well. Obviously, at the time it was frustrating but it is funny how these things work out.”

Right now Christie is on a rich vein of form and it would be unthinkable for Brendan Rodgers not to play him.

The former Dons loanee could be a difference maker.



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