Ronny Deila reacts after midfielder Ryan Christie makes his Celtic debut

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Ryan Christie made his Celtic debut against St. Johnstone earlier today.

Celtic coasted to a 3-1 win over St. Johnstone earlier this afternoon, and the game saw midfielder Ryan Christie make his Bhoys debut.

Gary Mackay-Steven gave Celtic a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute, only for Steven MacLean to equalise just moments later for St. Johnstone.

Stuart Armstrong put Celtic back in front just before half time, and Mackay-Steven wrapped up the victory with his second goal of the game after the break.

That result makes it four wins from four league games in January for Ronny Deila's men, and the Norwegian was even able to hand a debut to Ryan Christie today.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Celtic from Inverness back in September, but was sent back to Inverness to continue playing with Caley Thistle.

Now, Christie is back at Celtic Park after an injury, and he came on with just minutes to spare against St. Johnstone, but it was clear that Deila was delighted to get him on the pitch.

Speaking to the club's official Twitter account after the game, Deila spoke highly of Christie, stating that it was good to give such a talented young player his debut in the famous green and white hoops.

 

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