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14th Apr, 2018 | 7:56pm

Celtic unlikely to see the best of January arrival until next season


The lack of playing time for Celtic January arrival Charly Musonda has come as a surprise to some supporters.

The Bhoys were seemingly desperate to sign the 21-year-old when he signed in a blaze of publicity, but since joining the Hoops he has only made three starts for the Bhoys, and made his first appearance in almost a month when he came on as a late sub in the 2-1 win over Hamilton.

Brendan Rodgers will not be worried about the lack of game time for the Belgian so far though, as he could well see him as integral part of the Hoops team for next season.

Musonda’s deal with the Hoops runs for another season at the end of this one, and the Hoops boss will be getting the player acclimatised to life in Glasgow before we see the best of him next season.

It could be similar to how Patrick Roberts fared with the Hoops in his initial 18 month loan deal, he rarely featured in his first season but became such an integral part of the side last season that the Hoops brought him back for another loan deal in August.

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Musonda still has plenty of time to establish himself as a Hoops player and he could well have a key role to play for the Bhoys in the Champions League qualifiers, which begin in July.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops cannot contemplate selling this player in the summer

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