Date: 19th May 2017 at 12:10pm
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Ryan Christie feels that his goal at Ibrox proved his point.

The loan Celt headed Aberdeen two goals in front as they clinched second place in the SPFL with a nine point lead over Sevco with three matches left to play.

When he moved to Pittodrie there was some sneering when he stated that he was joining the second best team in the country.

Christie hasn’t played as much as he would have wanted but after scoring his fifth goal and picking up the Young Player of the Year award his move has been more than justified.

That is second place confirmed with that win now, and before the game the gaffer said he wanted us to show that we are the second best team in Scotland,” the midfielder told the Evening Express. “And on the night at Ibrox we did that.

When I came to Aberdeen I said it was because I thought Aberdeen were the second best team in the country. And ahead of the last league game of the season, the league position proves that. Also reaching two cup finals this season reinforces the fact Aberdeen are the second best team.”

Christie will complete his loan deal away to Partick Thistle on Sunday then return to Celtic for the build up to the Scottish Cup Final.

The midfielder started the Scottish Cup campaign sitting on the Celtic bench against Albion Rovers and will watch the action from the stand at Hampden- in between times he scored in Aberdeen’s semi-final win over Hibs.