Date: 20th February 2017 at 12:32pm
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Nadir Ciftci feels that his season is kicking off after getting a 19 minute run out for Pogon Szczecin.

The striker moved to Poland last week on loan till the end of the season after making four brief substitute appearances for Celtic.

Without Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths to compete with the 25-year-old is hoping to rediscover his form for Pogon.

I haven’t played much football this season at all, so it was good to get a run-out even as a sub,” he told The Sun. “Already, I can see this team has quality and I hope I can play my part.

I am ready to play – of course I am – I want to try and play as often as I can.”

Yesterday’s 1-1 draw away to Cracovia Krakow leaves Pogon in seventh place in the Polish table with the top and bottom eight clubs splitting later in the season similar to the set up in the SPFL.

Pogon boss Kazimierz Moskal said: “Nadir has only been with us for a very short period of time, but already we can see his potential.

We need to assess him for his match fitness but he’s proved he’s got great skill and he will be an important player for us.”

While Ciftci was in action in Turkey two loan Celts were in direct opposition at Rugby Park where Kilmarnock hosted Aberdeen.

Ryan Christie was substituted after 72 minutes as Aberdeen trailed 1-0 to Kristoffer Ajer’s Kilmarnock but two goals in the last ten minutes gave the visitors full points and a six point lead over Sevco in the battle for second place.

Elsewhere in the Premiership Jamie McCart returned to the Inverness Caley Thistle side after missing out against Celtic and helped the highland side to a 1-1 draw at Tynecastle.