Tuesday 10


Consistency key for Celtic – Christie

2nd December 2019, 15:53 by Bobbie Jackson

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has stressed the importance of consistency as they look to continue their fine form.

Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Ross County made it 10 successive victories in all competitions for Celtic.

They sit top of the Premiership on goal difference and have earned progression to the round of 32 in the Europa League off the back of that run.

Christie has chipped in with four goals since their winning streak started, taking his tally to 15, and insists they aren’t looking to ease off any time soon.

The midfielder acknowledges that any let-up could allow Rangers to edge ahead in the title race as the busy festive period comes into play.

Christie said: “The gaffer touched on keeping our consistency high. We know how hard it is because the domestic games come thick and fast at this time of year.

“We’re just trying to keep our momentum going right now, we’ve had a good run of games, but as soon as you relax, that’s when you slip. We must keep on top of things.”

The Scotland international struck twice in the triumph over the Staggies and also provided an assist for Tom Rogic.

He is fast becoming the most important player available to Neil Lennon as they seek a ninth successive league title.

Celtic should have more than enough to make it 11 wins in a row on Wednesday when struggling Hamilton Academical make the trip to Parkhead.

However, their credentials will be put to the test on Sunday when they face Rangers in the Betfred Cup final.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Celtic


Griffiths set for European outing

10th December 2019, 15:01

Neil Lennon has confirmed Leigh Griffiths will play a part in Celtic's final Europa League Group E clash away at CFR Cluj on Thursday night.


Bhoys heap praise on Forster

9th December 2019, 08:39

Christopher Jullien and Jeremie Frimpong were among the players to heap praise on goalkeeper Fraser Forster following Celtic's Betfred Cup victory over Rangers.


Lennon positive over Edouard for cup clash

6th December 2019, 18:05

Neil Lennon is hoping Odsonne Edouard shows no reaction to training and won't rule the striker out of this weekend's Betfred Cup final clash with Rangers.


McGregor plays down Edouard injury

5th December 2019, 17:08

Midfielder Callum McGregor feels Celtic can still win the Betfred Cup final against Rangers without Odsonne Edouard.


Celtic boss ponders changes

4th December 2019, 11:23

Celtic frontman Odsonne Edouard will not feature against Hamilton on Wednesday but has a chance of playing in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers.


Bhoys receive triple boost ahead of cup final

3rd December 2019, 13:32

Odsonne Edouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Boli Bolingoli have all returned to training ahead of Celtic's clash with Rangers in the Betfred Cup final on Sunday.

Recent Sport Headlines


Reed backed to shake off cheating scandal

10th December 2019, 18:23

US skipper Tiger Woods says Patrick Reed's performance at the Presidents Cup won't be affected by the ongoing scandal surrounding him.

Rugby Union

Dowson - Mallinder return has lifted Saints

10th December 2019, 18:08

Northampton forwards coach Phil Dowson admits it is "great" to see Harry Mallinder back in training.


Sharapova moving on from Olympic ambitions

10th December 2019, 18:05

Maria Sharapova has seemingly ended her dreams of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games by committing to another tournament in July.

Manchester City

Is Guardiola right to be weighing up City future?

10th December 2019, 18:04

Pep Guardiola has taken Manchester City to new heights but worryingly rumours regarding a departure at the end of the season refuse to go away.

Rugby League

Mellor targets Rhinos impact

10th December 2019, 17:50

Leeds new boy Alex Mellor says he is not intimidated by the level of competition at Headingley.


Pearson to work on positives

10th December 2019, 17:34

Nigel Pearson says there are plenty of positives for him to work on as he looks to guide Watford away from the foot of the Premier League.


Sought-after McNeil leading by example

10th December 2019, 17:08

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says other players could do worse than follow the example set by Dwight McNeil amid renewed speculation over the winger's future.


Tomori closing in on new Chelsea deal

10th December 2019, 17:08

Reports claim academy product Fikayo Tomori is in advanced talks with Chelsea over a contract extension.