The Scotland international has cemented his place in Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI this season after his future at Parkhead looked far from certain in the summer, and today he hammered home just how brilliant his recent run has been.
Kept in the team ahead of club captain Scott Brown, Christie pounced in added-time at the end of the first-half to outfox the Dons defence before beating Joe Lewis at the second-attempt – sending the Celtic end at the national stadium into rapturous celebrations:
Celtic lead in the cup final! ☘️
Ryan Christie's magnificent form continues against his old club…
What a ball by Dedryck Boyata! 😱 pic.twitter.com/i07rS6dlgL
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 2, 2018
That’s now five games in the last 10 matches for the 23-year-old, and that doesn’t even take into account his recent stats and excellent build-up play.
Perhaps fortunately for the Celtic hierarchy, Christie has signed a new contract at the club, but just how important a player is he now for the Bhoys?