Date: 3rd November 2018 at 11:37pm
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There was an inevitability about Stuart Armstrong leaving Celtic in the summer. After signing a short-term contract last year, it was clear he was looking for a career away from Glasgow, eventually moving to English Premier League side Southampton.

The main problem with that was the club’s inability to sign a direct replacement in midfield for the Scotland international. His direct running, finishing ability and composure really gave the side a cutting edge.

In recent matches though, a contender has stepped up to try and fill that void – Ryan Christie.

After his starring role against Hearts in the League Cup semi-final last week and a goal against Dundee at Dens on Wednesday, he followed that up with a similarly impressive showing on Saturday, again against Craig Levein’s side.

He’s taking the chances that Brendan Rodgers has handed to him and looks like a potential long-term solution to the gap that Armstrong left.

Fans were overjoyed with his display today and couldn’t help but make a comparison to the Southampton star…

Does Ryan Christie have the quality to replace Stuart Armstrong’s previous Celtic contribution? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

 

2 Replies to “‘Better than Stuart Armstrong’ – One Celtic star is making fans forget all about Southampton man”

  • Stuart Armstrong had a single good season. Then he became too big for his boots. We forgot about Armstrong after he started trying to engineer his move after one good season. As is almost always the case, greedy scum like him find that they were at the biggest club in the game in Paradise. The grass in never greener once you leave. Christie had an excellent game when he came on last week. Played well again in midweek but was quiet today. But unlike Armstrong he wants to be in Paradise!
    Personally I forgot all about Armstrong when he started his games. He is a fish out of water where he is now with no supporting cast alongside him.

  • I agree. Christie is a better all round player, much more of s team player. This was evident at Aberdeen loan spell. lol back to Scotland v England when we had 3 on 1. Greedy bastard Armstrong decided to be greedy and we lost a goal. Christie happy to be at Celtic, enough said.

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