Ryan Christie says he’s “desperate” to take on Aberdeen this weekend – even more so after missing the earlier meeting between the sides this season.
Christie, who spent a couple of seasons on loan with Derek McInnes’ side a few years back, missed the Pittodrie clash in October as part of his two match suspension after being sent off against Livingston.
Neil Lennon’s men barely missed the attacker – running out 4-0 winners – but Christie is still keen to stamp his authority on the game after missing out last time.
“I was suspended for the last Aberdeen game up at Pittodrie so I’ll be desperate to play in this one and hopefully get a win,” he told the official Celtic YouTube channel after the win at Hearts.
“We’re just taking it a game at a time and trying to get victory after victory. We did it tonight and we have to go again at the weekend.”
It’s rarely dull when Christie faces Aberdeen
Christie has had a mixed time of things when playing against his former side. Last December, he scored the only goal as we saw off the Dons at Hampden Park to win the Betfred Cup – and cap off a momentous journey from squad player to first-team starter.
But it wasn’t all good news at the National Stadium as Christie found out a few months later. This time on Scottish Cup duty, he suffered “multiple facial fractures” (STV) after a sickening head clash with Dom Ball. Christie soon underwent surgery and wasn’t seen until the new season.
So it’s never too dull when he takes to the field against the Dons. Expect some sort of story to come from events this weekend. Hopefully it’s news of him netting a hat-trick.