Celtic confirmed on Thursday that right-back Anthony Ralston has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the club, extending his stay at the Scottish champions to the summer of 2022.
? Anthony Ralston has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract which will see him remain at #CelticFC until the summer of 2022!
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) December 28, 2017
Ralston has shown great progress under Brendan Rodgers over the last 18 months, making 10 appearances in total, seven of which have come this season.
While he’s found it difficult to permanently replace Mikael Lustig in Rodgers’ starting eleven, he’s shown enough promise for Celtic supporters to feel excited about his future at the Hoops.
Now he’s signed his new deal, some are hoping he gets more game time in the New Year, with Lustig receiving some sharp criticism in recent weeks for under par performances.
On the opposite flank, Celtic have benefited from another home-grown talent bursting onto the scene and fans will be hoping that Ralston can emulate Kieran Tierney to become a firm fixture in the side for years to come.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on him signing a new deal…
More great news for Celtic- another outstanding full back signs a contract extension. Lustig and Iziguirre succeeded by Ralston and Tierney – great news YNWA https://t.co/0y1IWNWJQb
— George Paterson (@GeorgePaterso16) December 28, 2017
Congratulations Anthony. You'll be a star in the hoops for years to come.
— Adam (@BornHeel) December 28, 2017
Great news, fantastic young player for us ?
— Chris Craig Music (@chriscraigmusiq) December 28, 2017
Great news, rate him highly, wonderful stuff ??
— Paul Andrew Cooke (@KeyserSoze1888) December 28, 2017
Great news. hope to se you back playing after the new year
— Gerard Whelan (@celticbhoy1961) December 28, 2017
Get your place you are needed ??⚡️
— Stephen Lynch (@p22unk) December 28, 2017
Fantastic. Get him some more game time ??☘️??
— Daniel (@wazzad97) December 28, 2017
Great move, more big things to come!
— ?Kerrygold1888? (@kerrygold1888) December 28, 2017
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