Former Celtic midfielder Jamie Lindsay has revealed why he quit the club after ten years with the Scottish champions.
The 22-year-old, who signed for Ross County after spending last season on loan with the Staggies, disclosed that it was the lack of playing time for the Bhoys which left him with no option but to move on.
“There comes a time in your life where I’ve been at Celtic since I was ten-years-old and I’ve not really had that chance” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I thought, ‘what’s the point in me sitting about for another year when I can go and play and better my career myself?’
“A lot of people would go back to Celtic and kid on they were a Celtic player. But that doesn’t do anything for you in the long run.”
Football Insider verdict
These are very honest quotes from Jamie Lindsay, which serve him well for his future in the game. There was, as he says, little point in him staying with the Hoops, as there was no chance of him making a breakthrough to the first team. If more players had that attitude, then football would be a much better place. Lindsay’s comments also show how good player you have to be to make the jump from the youth ranks at Celtic to the first team, you need to be a very special player indeed. The fact that only the likes of Kieran Tierney and James Forrest have been able to make the grade from the youth team to the first team shows how tough it is for young players at Parkhead. That doesn’t mean that the likes of Lindsay can’t go on to have decent careers, it just shows that for some players the demand to play football every week is the most important thing.
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