Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has made a good start to life at Parkhead.
Armstrong and Mackay-Steven both joined Celtic from Dundee United in the January transfer window, and the pair have enjoyed a whirlwind start to life at Parkhead.
The duo have both shown their quality with the Bhoys, and Armstrong admits he has already held conversations about his progress in Glasgow with Mackay-Steven.
“I was speaking with Gaz in the car going to training about it as it feels like it has gone by so quickly, particularly with the end of the season coming up,” he said.
“It’s been an enjoyable start, a good start and we are hoping to kick on as well. The Partick Thistle game was hard to take in at the time. I just wanted to play well, so to score along with Gaz so quickly was great helped us settle into the team."
Armstrong and Mackay-Steven hold a strong bond after coming through the youth ranks together back at Dundee United, and having each other around has undoubtedly helped the settling in process.
They still deserve a lot of praise for the ease in which they have adapted to a new environment, though, and the hope is that they will continue to develop as they become more accustomed to their new surroundings.
Moving to Celtic can be difficult for some players, as the expectations are so vast, but Armstrong and Mackay-Steven appear to have made the step-up seamlessly.
They will now be hoping to use the rest of the season to continue establishing their place in Ronny Deila's first-team, before becoming key stars for the Bhoys next term.