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Tyler Blackett says he's already learnt a harsh lesson at Celtic

Celtic signed Tyler Blackett on loan from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

Tyler Blackett has told the Daily Record that his debut was a harsh lesson for him about the mentality at Celtic.

Blackett made his first appearance for the Bhoys against Aberdeen in early September, and it was a game which Ronny Deila's side lost 2-1.

The Manchester United loanee struggled throughout the contest, like many of his teammates, and he admits that it was a game which opened his eyes to the expectations at Parkhead. 

“My debut was a harsh early lesson," he said to the Daily Record. "It was something I have to get used to about life in Scotland and Glasgow itself.

“It was something I was thrown into really and personally I didn’t have the best of games there.

“You look back on it and think of things which you could have done better but you try not to dwell on it too much.

“There was some criticism but you try not to pay attention to that sort of stuff, but you do hear it and see it, take it on the chin and try to learn from it."

Since Celtic's loss to Aberdeen, both the team's results and Blackett's performances have improved - with the defender now starting to look the part.

Although he is yet to find a consistent position in the team, the 21-year-old excelled in his latest outing, as he has helped Celtic climb the table.

Deila's side are now top of the SPFL again, and Blackett aided them in keeping a clean-sheet against Motherwell in their most recent fixture.

The England youth international will now be hoping to keep his place in the first-team, as Celtic prepare for a Europa League match against Molde on Thursday. 

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