Due to injury and other people in-form Gary Mackay-Steven has found games hard to come by in a Celtic jersey this season.

When he has come into play he has looked decent but not done enough to dislodge James Forrest and is even behind Paddy Roberts in the pecking order.

While he will not have Paddy to deal with next season when the Englishman heads back to Manchester City, he will still need to prove his worth in the meantime to the Celtic boss who has made it no secret he wants to add to his attacking midfield options in the summer should the opportunity arise.

The fact that Ryan Christie has been impressing at Aberdeen so far will also prove a stumbling block in the players quest for first team football but he looks a player up for the challenge.

Gary hasn’t progressed as much as his old Dundee Utd mate Stuart Armstrong under Rodgers this season and now could have the chance to cement a place in the side if James Forrest injury keeps him out for any length of time. With Roberts still nursing an injury it’s the perfect time to show what he can do.

If he fails to impress it could spell the end for the midfielder at Celtic. The good thing for the attacking midfielder is that if he does shine, Rodgers will have no problem keeping players out the team to facilitate him.


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