Kristoffer Ajer outlines a problem he is facing at Celtic

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Kristoffer Ajer has joined the Celtic squad for pre-season training.

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Celtic midfielder Kristoffer Ajer has revealed to The Glasgow Evening Times that he is struggling with the Scottish accent at the moment.

The Scottish Premiership giants have started pre-season training, and Ajer is among the players who are attending the sessions.

The 18-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract with Celtic in February, as announced on the club’s official website at the time.

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The Norway Under-21 international has revealed that he is struggling with the Scottish accent at the moment.

“Of course I need to get to know everyone, learn the difficult Scottish language!” Ajer told The Glasgow Evening.

“When Scotty Allan and Scott Brown are talking I still can’t understand what they are saying. I will learn that and get used to it.”

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Ajer is a talented young player, and he will be determined to impress new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during pre-season training.

The initial problem with language is understandable, and it is only a matter of time before the youngster overcomes it.

Competition for places in the Celtic midfield is high, which means that the 18-year-old will have to be at his best in all training sessions and in all pre-season friendly matches.

Celtic’s main priority at the moment is to qualify for the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

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