Efe Ambrose speaks about Celtic team spirit under Ronny Deila

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Celtic defender Efe Ambrose explains how manager Ronny Deila has brought the team together.

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has been singing the praises of manager Ronny Deila.

Deila was appointed the Bhoys boss in the summer following the departure of Neil Lennon.

Things were not easy at first for the 39-year-old Norwegian, who struggled to get points in the Scottish Premiership and also failed to get Celtic into the group stage of the Champions League.

However, Celtic have picked up momentum now and find themselves three points clear at the top of the league table with a game in hand, with a place in the round of 32 in the Europa League also sewn up.

Nigeria international Ambrose has now explained just how Deila has turned around the fortunes, underlining the team spirit and togetherness that he has instilled.

“Everything is coming into the team just now,” the 26-year-old wrote in Sunday’s matchday programme. “We are together in every aspect.

"Even if we are not playing, we are together as one. That is the key factor of the team just now, and what the gaffer has instilled in us. Once we are united it’s hard for anyone to break us down.”

Celtic will will go six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with victory over St. Mirren at home on Sunday.

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