Celtic's Ryan Christie named Scottish Premiership player of the month

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Ryan Christie says Scottish football is benefiting from an exciting title race

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has been named Scottish Premiership player of the month for November.

Christie is in the midst of a terrific run of form for Brendan Rodgers' side with six goals in his last nine appearances.

His strike against Aberdeen on Sunday won Celtic the Scottish League Cup and he also scored in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Motherwell.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic

He scored twice for Celtic in November, in a 5-0 win over Hearts and a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen.

Celtic rewarded Christie for his recent form with a three-year extension last month.The 23-year-old had to be patient for the first three years of his Celtic career, when he was loaned to Inverness and Aberdeen to gain experience.

"Of course, everyone can win it but what we've been concentrating on is knowing that there's a very long time to go between now and the end of the season.

Celtic will regain the lead in the Scottish Premiership if they win at top club Kilmarnock on Saturday and Christie is relishing having more teams involved in the title race this season.

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"There are so many big games and the important factor is we come out winning these big games," he said.

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"We know Saturday will be a big game, hopefully we can get over that and then put a real run together before the break.

"I agree that this season the league has become much more competitive. It's good for Scottish football and it makes it more exciting.

"I think everyone says now there are no easy games in the league home or away so that only benefits us as a team, it's something we won't be complaining about".

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