Darnell Fisher says he will return to Celtic a better player after St Johnstone experience

The Celtic youngster is hoping to return to the club next season a much improved player.

Celtic right-back Darnell Fisher has been speaking to the Courier about his loan spell at St Johnstone.

The 21-year-old made his temporary move in September and to date he has featured 14 times for the Bhoys’ Scottish Premiership rivals.

His versatility has already come in handy as he has played in central midfield and in the heart of St Johnstone’s defence as well as in his more familiar role on the flank, and with Dave Mackay currently side-lined with a hip injury Fisher looks set to get plenty more chances between now and May.

Prior to his loan move he had featured 21 times for Celtic and in time he looks set to have a bright future at the club. But this season it is all about proving himself consistently in the top flight and if he can do that he will give Bhoys boss Ronny Deila a welcome problem next season and beyond.

Speaking to the Courier about his season to date, Fisher said, “I think I’ll go back to Celtic in the summer a better player because you learn every day.

“I want to learn, I want to get better and when I do go back I’ll be grateful to St Johnstone for giving me the chance here.”

Fisher’s current club are fifth in the table with their next match coming against Partick Thistle this evening.

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