Former Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who left Celtic Park in June 2018, appears to finally be finding his feet in the English Premier League.

His current run in the Saints side has coincided with a turnaround in form that has seen the St Mary’s side shoot up the league table.

He’s started four of their last five fixtures in the top-flight, with all four of those resulting in crucial wins that has seen them move away from the bottom three relegation spots.


Armstrong’s most recent contribution came against Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester, scoring a goal that helped Southampton impressively win away to the Foxes.

Playing at right midfield, the multiple Celtic trophy winner found space in the box and had a bit of fortune with a severe deflection that bamboozled goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, on Saints’ way to a 2-1 win.


Southampton won’t care about the circumstances of their victory given Leicester trounced them 9-0 last time the two teams met.

It was Armstrong’s first league goal since December 2018.

Armstrong found his best form at Celtic working under Rodgers during our ‘Invincibles’ season, so there was an irony about Saturday’s contribution that could damage their hopes of finishing second.

Former Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong

Former Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong / (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Though it’s perhaps a goal that is quite popular with some Hoops supporters given Rodgers’ continuing unpopular status in Glasgow.

Players doing well in England after leaving Celtic only helps boost our reputation as a place that can produce elite players, so we wish Armstrong all the luck in the world for the second half of the season.

He may not score belters all the time anymore, but perhaps a few for Southampton are in the offing before the end of May.

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