Ronny Deila: Celtic must use van Dijk's free kicks more after beating Dundee

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Ronny Deila says Celtic must make more of Virgil van Dijk's ability from free kicks.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the club's official Twitter account that his side need to use Virgil van Dijk's ability from free kicks more often after the win over Dundee.

The Bhoys moved one step closer to winning the Scottish Premiership title yet again with a 2-1 win over Dundee on Wednesday night.

Goals from Gary Mackay-Steven and van Dijk put Celtic 2-0 up, and whilst Jim McAlister pulled a late goal back for Dundee, Celtic clinched all three points.

Mackay-Steven's goal was a fine left footed strike into the top corner, but it was van Dijk's goal which stole the headlines again.

Just days after scoring a superb free kick against Inverness in the Scottish Cup semi-final, van Dijk repeated the trick against Dundee, slamming home from 25 yards.

The shot gave the goalkeeper no chance, with van Dijk showing outstanding technique to strike the dead ball with such power and velocity into the top corner.

Speaking after the victory, Deila told the club's official Twitter account that Celtic must try to use van Dijk's free kick ability more often. 

Van Dijk is bound to attract interest from a host of Premier League clubs this summer, so Celtic may have to make the most of his free kick ability in the coming weeks before it's taken away from them.

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