Ryan Christie has finally made a breakthrough at Celtic in recent games.

After some specialist training, Christie has followed the example of Kieran Tierney by bulking up to improve his strength.

Brendan Rodgers set a special programme for the midfielder, who was grateful to accept the challenge.

Christie celebrates his second goal in two games. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Christie told the Daily Record: “The sports science staff at the club are great.

“They’d send me all sorts of programmes to ensure I’m bulking up in the right way but also staying lean.

“However, I still have plenty more to do.”

There’s no doubt Christie appears stronger on the ball in recent times. He’s always had the skill to be a top footballer but he lacked physicality. No more is that the case.

Christie followed the example of Kieran Tierney. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Christie is in the last year of his contract at Celtic. It appears however, he’s in no hurry to leave the Hoops.

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Rodgers has also claimed Christie is a player ‘of course we would look to commit to.’

It shouldn’t prove to be too difficult to tie up Christie’s future at Celtic.

Christie bears down on goal to make it five for Celtic. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Despite his recent breakthrough, Christie has only made 24 appearances for Celtic since signing in 2015.

His extended loan at Aberdeen has giving him a platform to showcase his talents under the watching eye of Rodgers.

Amidst Celtic’s crippling injury crisis, Christie will have a big part to play in the next few months.

Christie is muscling his way into contention, one way or another.

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