Celtic's Manchester City loanee admits he found things 'strange' at first

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Manchester City loanee Jason Denayer had to make some adjustments when he first arrived at Celtic.

Celtic defender Jason Denayer has told the club's official site that it took him time to adjust to playing regular football at Parkhead.

Denayer joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City at the start of the season and he admits that this campaign has been a learning curve for him.

The 19-year-old defender says he found it 'strange' to be playing regular first-team football at first, but he is loving every minute of it now he has acclimatised. 

“At the start it was a bit strange because I came from the reserves at Manchester City and it’s different to playing for the first-team," he said. "But I have taken my chance and I’m happy to start every game now."

Denayer has been hugely impressive during his season with Celtic and his strong partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Bhoys defence has been a major reason behind their success this season.

Denayer and van Dijk have provided Ronny Deila with a solid platform to build his side around and Celtic have reaped the benefits.

The Bhoys are now in with a chance of landing the domestic treble and that would be some way to crown what has been a remarkable breakthrough year for Denayer.

The problem for Celtic is that Denayer's good form has not gone unnoticed, and there are suggestions that Manchester City could use him in their own first-team next season.

If City do decide to allow him to leave on loan again, though, then Celtic are likely be at the front of the queue for his signature and it seems that Denayer would have no qualms with coming back to Parkhead, given how much he has enjoyed his current stint. 

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