Celtic fans on social media haven’t impressed with loan Bhoy Ryan Christie’s performance for Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Motherwell.
The 23-year-old attacker didn’t have the best of games as the the Steelmen convincingly defeated the Dons 3-0 to reach the Scottish Cup Final in May.
One supporter went as far as to suggest that he will ‘never make the grade’ at the Hoops when he returns to the club at the end of the season.
Here are some of the best reactions from Hoops fans to Christie’s performance for the Dons:
I don't think Ryan Christie will ever make the grade at Celtic when he returns from this loan deal, he seems to have went backwards as a player under McInness.
— Green Doc (@Doc6667) April 14, 2018
Ryan Christie posted missing .
— Keep The Faith 🍀 (@kevinhendrie1) April 14, 2018
Every single Aberdeen player has played badly today. Like the total opposite of Juve the other night. Even Christie has been terrible. Will be a while before they all play so badly at the same time again.
— steven (@weblivz) April 14, 2018
I'd let them take Christie.
— Papa Francesco 🇻🇦 (@dannyclinton22) April 14, 2018
— Gazzarinho (@gazzarinho1) April 14, 2018
The midfielder has spent the last 18 months on-loan at Pittodrie, firstly on a six month deal then as part of the deal which took Jonny Hayes to the Hoops.
He has been a regular for Derek McInnes’ side this season, making 38 appearances, and his statistics are good for a midfielder, as he scored eight goals and has 14 assists.
There is of course a big difference between playing for Aberdeen and playing for the Hoops though, and it will be interesting to see what Brendan Rodgers made of Christie’s performance in what was Aberdeen’s biggest game of the season.
He is set to return to Glasgow at the end of the season, and only time will tell if he manages to make the breakthrough with the Scottish champions.