Jason Denayer hails 'tough, fast' Celtic duo - but Deila wants more

Celtic Parkhead

The 19-year-old has heaped praise on Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong.

On-loan Celtic defender Jason Denayer has hailed the 'tough, fast' duo of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

The Celtic pair were allowed to play against former side Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon, having been cup-tied for the club's previous meetings with Jackie McNamara's men.

And it was Mackay-Steven who opened the scoring for the Bhoys as they beat United 3-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

John Guidetti then added a second before Denayer himself completed the scoring.

But the 19-year-old knows the importance of the former Dundee United duo, heaping praise on the impact they've made since moving to Parkhead. He certainly isn't the first to do so...

Celtic boss Ronny Deila, however, wants more from Mackay-Steven and Armstrong next time, who he feels were distracted by the 'special' occasion of facing their former club.

Following Aberdeen's 1-1 draw at Dundee, Celtic are now five points clear at the top of the league - and still have a game in hand over the Dons.

The 'T' word is over-used when it comes to Deila's first season with the Hoops. But it's certainly on the agenda...

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