Ronny Deila gives update on Ryan Christie's situation at Celtic

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Ronny Deila says Ryan Christie is back at Celtic after suffering an injury at Inverness.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Herald that midfielder Ryan Christie has returned to the club after suffering a knee injury before the international break.

Christie, 20, came up through the ranks at hometown club Inverness, but decided to leave the club on transfer deadline day in September in order to join Celtic.

Considered as one of Scotland's best young players, Christie has a bright future ahead of him at Celtic, but the Bhoys chose to loan him back to Inverness in order to continue his development.

With three goals in 16 games this season, Christie has continued to impress, and Celtic were no doubt interested in his progress, given that they could have recalled him in January.

However, the midfielder is already back at Celtic having suffered a knee injury earlier this month, meaning he is unlikely to play for Inverness again.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has told The Herald that Christie could be out for up to two months, and he will now begin working with the Bhoys setup rather than return to Inverness.

"We’ve taken him in now," said Deila. "He’ll be out for 6-8 weeks, so he’ll start training with us and working with the medical department now. I think he will have played his last game for Inverness," he added.

Christie will now have the chance to make a huge impact at Celtic in the second half of the season, but with competition for places in the Bhoys team, he will have to bounce back from his injury in style to displace the likes of Tom Rogic or Stefan Johansen from Deila's line-up.

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