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Blackett confident of adapting at Celtic

Celtic defender Tyler Blackett is confident he can adjust to Scottish football.

Tyler Blackett has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s confident he’ll be able to adjust at the club.

The Manchester United owned centre back was drafted in as cover ahead of Virgil van Dijk’s move to the Premier League with Southampton and he feels he’s in a position to have an instant impact for the football club.

Blackett rose to fame last season under United manager Louis van Gaal who offered him a chance to impress and develop in the first team ranks of the Premier League giants.

“You take it as it comes. Each day, you come in and want to learn and improve. I’m sure all the players are the same,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“Playing here can help me in many different aspects. The style in Scotland is a little different as are the teams. It will be a learning curve for me.”

Importance for him to settle quickly

Few fans will blame van Dijk for the chance to move down south to play in the Premier League, but it does create pressure across the Bhoys back four.

Ronny Deila may be a little worried about the impact that losing such an established part of his defence will have over the side.

Blackett needs to showcase the obvious talent he has quickly, in order for Celtic to ensure that they stay at the top of their game and keep a high volume of clean sheets which allows them to maintain their domestic dominance.

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