Celtic are on the brink of an eighth league title in a row after picking up another three points in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.
Goals from Timo Weah and a returning Ryan Christie ensured a comfortable 2-0 win away to St Mirren, meaning we are just two victories away from securing the title.
Christie’s inclusion on the team sheet was something of a surprise considering his recent hamstring problems, but fans were delighted to see him in the match squad and even more ecstatic with Neil Lennon’s decision to give him game time in the second half.
The 24-year-old last played in Brendan Rodgers’ final match as manager against Motherwell and reminded everyone what we’ve been missing in his absence with a dynamic super sub appearance.
His ambitious running and close control gave us an effective weapon in the final third and his finish to put the game beyond doubt was sublime.
Hopefully Lennon understands he’ll be a massive player in the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen and manages his fitness appropriately until then.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his return…
It's great to see Ryan Christie back, he has been missed. His drive and energy are essential to the way we play. Like Calmac he has shown that if you want it hard enough you can be a Celt HH pic.twitter.com/qlCe6D7AGx
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) April 4, 2019
The introduction of Ryan Christie changed the flow of the game, SM were on the up and coming more and more into it…RC turned it right on its head, positive movement, passing and right through the middle.
— Ayewell@Govan (@theoldgovanarm1) April 3, 2019
We've missed Ryan Christie badly. No-one else makes the runs he does and he's a fine finisher.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) April 3, 2019
Anyway, Ryan Christie, you have been missed hugely. Welcome back. ????????
— R4tser (@R4tser) April 3, 2019
Amazing to have Ryan Christie back. Didn’t know what we were missing until tonight
— Cameron Forbes (@CamForbes67) April 3, 2019
We all dream of a Ryan Christie, Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor midfield 3
— KAH (@Hendawg98) April 3, 2019
Absolutely superb to see Ryan Christie back out there tonight ????????
— Scott Duffy ???????????????????????????? (@ScottDuffy89) April 3, 2019
Ryan Christie has been a massive miss, glad to have him back
— Olivier Rébily (@ORebily) April 3, 2019
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