Blackett describes a main aim following move to Celtic

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Defender Tyler Blackett is aiming for an international call-up following a move to Celtic.

Tyler Blackett has told the Glasgow Evening Times about his main aim having joined Celtic on loan from Manchester United.

Blackett has been drafted in as cover for the Bhoys back four and he’s hopeful that he’ll be able to put in a string of impressive performances under Ronny Deila.

His main intention? To create some superb form for Celtic, which he hopes will see him force his way into the England setup.

“Over the years I’ve missed out on under-21 squads because I’ve not been playing as many games as the rest of the boys. It’s meant I’ve not quite been up there with the rest of the boys,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“But hopefully now, if I get a run of games and play some good stuff then I’ll get a call-up. It’s achievable for any player if they put their mind to it.”

One step at a time

Blackett can’t get too far ahead of himself and needs to focus first, on establishing himself as a key part of the back four under Ronny Deila.

The exit of Virgil van Dijk naturally helps him in that respect, but there is pressure for him to settle quickly and adapt to the styles of his new teammates.

If he can ensure that he’s effective straight away after the international break then he can start focusing in consistency and in turn, the possibility of forcing some form of international football on a regular basis.

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