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Christie is like a new signing, Celtic’s depth comes to the rescue

Ryan Christie has been a revelation since getting his chance vs Hearts in the League Cup Semi-Final, his play on and off the ball has been commendable.

Our midfield without Brown and Ntcham who both walked into the team has been amazing, instead of an overly defensive structure that made sure we didn’t concede we have a midfield full of attacking players eager to promote the Football.

Callum McGregor has slotted into the number 8 role with aplomb and not only done the defensive duties required but added emphasis to our attacking raids, he seems to be doing everything required of a number 8 whilst still popping up on the wing and centre midfield in attack when we push forward.

The link-up between Christie, Rogic and McGregor has been a joy to watch and Scott Sinclair is recapturing his form before our eyes, his overlapping runs and energy on the left flank with Tierney off his shoulder have been breathtaking at times, the Scotty of old seems to be back in Hoops.

Edouard who was outright pilloried by fans at the start of the season has started to take responsibility up front, his goal was a tap-in but his willingness to make runs through the centre, drift to the right midfield and to come into centre to fight for the ball are showing why the gaffer rates him so highly.

James Forrest has come into his own since banging 4 in against St. Johnstone, the October SPFL player of the month is in scintillating form and Celtic look irresistible with him running down the right flank.

Forrest and Rogic have always had a good partnership but with the addition of Christie to midfield and having Callum in behind has seen him take his play up a gear.

This is the Celtic we have been yearning to see for some time, one which plays Football the Glasgow Celtic way, home and away, foreign and domestic, we have pace on our flanks, a wizard in the heart, a born scorer up front and with Christie working box to box, a player who is bringing it all together.

The last month has been a pure joy to watch, if this is what a crisis looks like then can please have another one next year!

If this is what a split dressing room plays like then let there never be harmony!

We are spending more than 50 million on wages for players, administrators and the gaffer as our record balance sheet proves, in the last month we are finally starting to see that it is money well spent.

Long may this form continue.

 

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