Ryan Christie enjoyed some mixed fortunes last season. He exploded all over the first team and very quickly became one of the first names on the Celtic team sheet.

The player scored important goals in vital games but his season on a personal level finished off on a sour note after a horrendous tackle from Dominic Ball smashed the midfielders jaw. His teammates luckily went on to make sure Ryan’s name was a part of the record-breaking treble treble winners.

Ryan is still picking up the pieces from that injury and looking to return to full match fitness and sharpness. Celtic’s first competitive game of the season saw a vital 1-3 away win to FK Sarajevo last week. Christie will be hoping to play some part of the return leg this week at Celtic Park after a run-out against Rennes yesterday.

Celtic will know the tie is far from over and that they will need a professional approach to go with their two-goal lead but Ryan Christie knows the Bhoys are in the driving seat.

The young midfielder will be looking to re-capture some of last seasons form as quickly as possible. With Tom Rogic out injured again Ryan will be Neil Lennon’s go-to guy to link the midfield and attack.


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