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Celtic's Nadir Ciftci makes admission about Motherwell goal

Nadir Ciftci of Celtic celebrates scoring with Stuart Armstrong of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic at Fir Park on October 17, 2015 in...

The Celtic-bought striker has joked about his 18-month barren spell in front of goal.

New signing Nadir Ciftci of Celtic makes his debut  at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

On-loan Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci has admitted to BBC Sport that he didn't know how to react after scoring for Motherwell on Saturday.

The 25-year-old grabbed a 79th-minute equaliser for the Fir Park club against Partick yesterday but the goal was of much more significance on an individual level.

Ciftci, who joined Celtic for £1.5 million (BBC Sport) in 2015, hadn't scored a goal since a loan spell at Eskisehirspor 18 months ago.

New signing Nadir Ciftci of Celtic makes his debut  wearing the famous number 7 shirt at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015 in...

The former Dundee United man endured failed loan spells at Pogon Szczecin and Plymouth in 2017, without finding the net for either club.

And the Hoops-owned striker suggested to BBC Sport that he forgot how to celebrate due to the lengthy barren spell.

"It's been such a long time, I didn't know what to do. I have mixed feelings. It is great to score a goal, but I think we deserved more than a point."

Nadir Ciftci of Celtic celebrates scoringduring the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic at Fir Park on October 17, 2015 in Motherwell, Scotland.

No matter how well he does at Motherwell, it seems extraordinarily unlikely that he has a long-term future at Celtic while Brendan Rodgers is in charge.

The Northern Irishman has consistently loaned him out that's unlikely to change come this summer when he returns to Parkhead, given his contract expires in 2019.

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