Celtic

By James Black

Celtic’s Ryan Christie believes he has been vindicated in his decision to move away from Celtic after picking up his first cap for Scotland.

Christie joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan deal in the summer after spending the last six months of last season at Pittodrie.

The 22-year-old was one of three players to make their debut for the national side in the 1-0 defeat to The Netherlands but hopes he can kick on and enjoy more success at Pittodrie.

The midfielder agreed when asked if he felt vindicated by his move north and revealed he hoped there would be more international nights to come for him.

“Definitely,” Christie said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.

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“I have loved my time up in Aberdeen so far and I am hoping it can only get better.

“The way I have enjoyed it in Aberdeen is shown when you are getting to play international football.

“It is up to me to kick on with my club and hopefully there are more nights like last night for me.”

Christie scored seven times last season for the Pittodrie side and has helped the Dons into second place in the Scottish Premiership this season – trailing leaders Celtic by three points.

Christie joined the Hoops in 2015 but has only made 13 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

The 22-year-old has also had a loan spell with Inverness Caledonian Thistle after signing for the Hoops.

Christie has made 17 appearances for the Dons this term, scoring four times.

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