Celtic wide man Gary Mackay-Steven has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times why he hasn’t produced his best form yet since he joined the club.
GMS was one of the players to arrive at Parkhead during the winter transfer window, signing a deal after moving from Dundee United.
He’s made a decent start to life under Ronny Deila, but has suggested why he feels his best form will come next season.
“I'm trying to get settled as quickly as I can, and the lads and staff here have helped in that massively,” he said.
“It might be next season before I really go and get a long spell with the boys, and that is sure to help me.”
He’s got the talent and the quality required to become a first choice wide player for Celtic, but he joined the club at an awkward time.
There is always pressure in Celtic games and he joined the club at a difficult moment, where they were playing a number of domestic cup games that he was ineligible for.
That meant that he was in and out of the side frequently and deprived of the chance to build momentum and get into a rhythm, which would have allowed his best form to follow.
It will be interesting to see if he can get a run of games over the rest of the season in the Premiership, which gives him a springboard to use looking ahead to next season.