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…