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14th Apr, 2018 | 4:19pm

Celtic attacker must improve massively if he doesn't want to be offloaded in summer


When Ryan Christie returns to Celtic at the end of the season, he will no doubt be given a chance to make it by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.

However, if you look at his performance for Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Motherwell then he still has a long way to go and will need to improve massively if he wants to make it in the East End of Glasgow.

The 23-year-old attacker failed to make any impact at all in the game, as the Dons failed to turn up and were trampled 3-0 at Hampden Park.

Christie failed in an attacking midfield role, and he looked well short of the quality possessed by the likes of Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic, who he would be battling with for a first-team start.

Christie has done well for the Dons this season, scoring eight goals and he also has 14 assists, which is a very good record. But that is no guarantee that he is going to make it for the Hoops.

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This summer will be make or break for the player, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, and if he features for the Hoops in the Champions League qualifiers in July, then he has a chance of making it with the Hoops.

If he doesn’t make an impression in the squad though, it would be better for all involved if he found a new club.

In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig believes that the Hoops deserve to be favourites for the Scottish Cup semi-final

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