DINGWALL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 24: Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates after making it 1-0 during a cinch Premiership match between Ross County and Celtic at The Global Energy Stadium, on April 24, 2022, in Dingwall, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson /

Celtic striker Kyogo says he still has plenty of room to grow after his return to the score sheet against Ross County on Sunday.

The Japanese frontman grabbed Celtic’s opener with a fine header after a great cross by Jota. It set Celtic up for the three points and helped the bhoys keep their six point lead with four games to go.

Kyogo was delighted to get back scoring after his lengthy lay off but the striker acknowledged he should have had more goals on the day.

Kyogo told Celtic TV said: “It was very nice to score the goal in that game [vs Ross County]. I have to thank Jota for the pass, I was just finishing the chance.

“I had other opportunities I should have taken and I should have scored. So, I still have a lot of objectives to overcome.

“I think I can still grow as a footballer and make my quality of play better.

When it comes to the Glasgow Derby game, Kyogo hasn’t had a proper crack at the game yet. In August he was played out on the left to accommodate Odsonne Edouard. The forward was injured for home and away ties in February and April and while he did see action in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup he was nowhere near match fit or sharp.

24th April 2022; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Ross County versus Celtic; Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic celebrates after the win

This could be Kyogo’s perfect chance to make an impact in this fixture.

“Yes, I want to make my mark on this game (Rangers). We want the result for the next game and the most important thing is victory.

“I will work hard and I would like to have opportunities to score goals.

“But again, the most important thing is to make the team have a victory. As a striker, I would like to contribute to a victory.”

Celtic know a win virtually seals the title. A draw or defeat would keep things going for now. The Hoops have a lot of work to do before it’s all said and done.


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