Celtic winger Liel Abada has been doing extra work after Celtic training this season, with Harry Kewell playing a prominent role.

The Israeli winger has struggled to nail down a starting spot so far this campaign, but has featured in 37 of our 38 competitive games in 2022/23.

Abada has netted 11 times, and part of that may be down to some extra work being carried out with Kewell.

Kewell has been an important addition at Celtic
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Speaking to the Scotsman after the cup final win over Rangers, he said: “I think I can still learn a lot from the manager and his coaching staff to get even better.

“Everyone has helped me to get better, that’s the coaches and the players too.

“I think this season, to get the left-back one on one more and get confidence. The players help me with that and the coaches do extra with me after training.

On Kewell, he said: “I think we can learn a lot from him because he played in the Premier League and had an amazing career.

“I didn’t watch him as I was still young. I don’t remember that. I watched videos after I met him and he was very, very good and had an amazing career.

“It is a pleasure for me to learn from this player. Just work hard and it is very good that he looks after us.”

Abada is congratulated following his goal against Aberdeen
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It’s encouraging to hear Abada talk so positively about Celtic’s coaching team, and particularly Kewell.

It will also be music to Ange Postecoglou’s ears, given the ambitious move he made to recruit the former Liverpool man in the summer.

Celtic’s attacking play is really impressive at the moment. The issue for Abada will be fighting his way past the likes of Jota and Daizen Maeda to get game time.

Next up for Abada and Celtic is St. Mirren on Sunday. That may be the kind of game where he gets an opportunity.

In other news, Scott Brown and Fleetwood Town suffered some late cup disappointment last night

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