By Dominic Toner
Football Insider names Celtic’s most improved player of 2016.
The Bhoys midfielder Stuart Armstrong has enjoyed a great year and is the standout candidate after establishing himself as a regular starter in the first team.
Celtic pair James Forrest and Mikael Lustig are also notable mentions after they have become big players this season and shown big improvements.
Armstrong moved to Celtic Park in 2015 and was expected to be an instant hit, after winning the 2012/13 SWFA young player of the year award with Dundee.
The 24-year-old has taken time to settle with the Scottish Champions and 2016 has certainly seen him make huge improvements.
He has certainly benefited from the guidance of manager Brendan Rodgers and is regarded as a potential successor to Scott Brown as club captain in the future.
Armstrong has been a left winger throughout his career, but has been transformed into a central midfielder by ex-Liverpool boss Rodgers.
Armstrong is currently enjoying his best run in the side for Celtic and has completed 90 minutes in all of the last eight league games.
The midfielder has also shown his qualities as a goal scorer in his new position, netting five times during the last eight matches.
He has showing the great trait of scoring crucial goals and has formed a strong midfield three alongside Brown and Tom Rogic.
Celtic are still unbeaten in the league this season and look in a great position to win the title, with Armstrong becoming a crucial player in their recent success.
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