Christie ea­ger to face Aberdeen pals in fi­nal

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

CELTIC mid­fielder Ryan Christie will see plenty of fa­mil­iar faces dur­ing to­day’s Bet­fred Cup fi­nal against Aberdeen. The tal­ented 23-year-old had two loan spells at Pit­to­drie after sign­ing for the Hoops from In­ver­ness in 2015 but he has es­tab­lished him­self in Bren­dan Rodgers’ side this sea­son, as well as forc­ing his way into Alex McLeish’s Scot­land squad.

“It is a big week for me,” said Christie, who was on the bench for Septem­ber’s 1-0 Premier­ship home win over Aberdeen. “We wanted to get a win in the first game and we did that. Now it is the big one. It will be a strange one com­ing up against Aberdeen if I do play. But every­one at the club wants to win more tro­phies ob­vi­ously and if we

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