Ryan Christie is confident that his return to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan will benefit his long-term future at Celtic.
The 20-year-old moved to Celtic from the former Highland League side before being loaned back to Inverness, although the Bhoys have the option to recall the forward in January.
Christie was Celtic boss Ronny Deila’s seventh acquisition of the summer transfer window and he has penned a four-year deal with last season’s Scottish champions.
“I’m buzzing to be honest,” he said. “It was a pretty crazy 24 hours to get it all done and dusted but to finally put pen to paper is an incredible feeling.
“I’ve been a supporter all my life. It really is a dream come true and it will be brilliant to play at a place like Celtic Park.
“Going back on loan to Inverness can help me. It gives me that wee bit of time to get settled and get ready so that when I come back to Celtic I can hit the ground running.”
John Hughes’ Inverness side are 3.00 to beat Hearts on Friday evening while Celtic are 1.85 to win at Aberdeen on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Celtic’s Development Squad hit back to beat their Dundee counterparts 2-1 in their latest match.
Josh Skelly’s early volley gave the visitors the lead at Cappielow Park but Callum McGregor equalised before the interval and Aidan Nesbitt grabbed the winner early in the second period.
Four members of the first-team squad – Nadir Ciftci, Anthony Stokes, Scott Allan and McGregor – featured in the match.