Michael Stewart praises Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie

3rd April 2019, The Simple Digital Arena, Paisley, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Mirren versus Celtic; Ryan Christie of Celtic celebrates with James Forrest of Celtic after...

Ryan Christie has been playing well for Celtic this season.

3rd April 2019, The Simple Digital Arena, Paisley, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Mirren versus Celtic; Ryan Christie of Celtic celebrates with James Forrest of Celtic after...

Michael Stewart has suggested in The Scottish Sun that Ryan Christie will be an asset for Celtic for years to come.

Christie has been playing well for Celtic this season after returning from a loan spell at Aberdeen in the summer of 2018.

According to WhoScored, the Scotland international midfielder has made 17 starts and six substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Hoops this season, scoring nine goals in the process.

The 24-year-old midfielder has also scored two goals in the Scottish League Cup and has featured in two Scottish Cup ties for the Hoops this campaign, according to WhoScored.

 

Former Manchester United, Hibernian and Scotland international midfielder Stewart has spoken highly of Christie.

Stewart wrote in The Scottish Sun: “And the emergence of Ryan Christie has been a huge plus for Rodgers and then Lennon. There were question marks about Christie when he returned from Aberdeen last summer.

“The Dons wanted him back and it seemed he might end up on the periphery — a bit like Scott Allan. But he never looked back after coming on and making an impact at Murrayfield against Hearts.

“And, injuries aside, he showed he has the ability to be a real asset at Parkhead for years to come.”

Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Meanwhile, Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Scott Allan is a big part of his plans next season.

The 27-year-old midfielder will join Hibs in the summer of 2019 on a free transfer after leaving Celtic at the end of the season.

Heckingbottom has already met with Allan to discuss plans for next season.

Heckingbottom told The Scottish Sun about Allan: “We told him what we expect from him and what he can expect from us. We have outlined where we see him in the team and what we think he can bring.

“He is our player and we are looking forward to getting him in and Scott is the same.”

Fernandao (R) of Fenerbahce vies for the ball with Scott Allan (L) of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Group A soccer match between Fenerbahce SK and Celtic FC at Sukru Saracoglu...

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