Ryan Christie has revealed his frustrations at missing four massive matches due to a phone call from a Test and Track health expert.
The midfielder observed social distancing during the recent international break but discovered that team-mate Stuart Armstrong had tested positive.
Being involved in a Play Station challenge with the Southampton midfielder was deemed as close contact with Christie forced into self-isolation despite his protests.
While his team-mates were in action through three international matches Christie sat frustrated at home. On Saturday Kieran Tierney, who was also put into self-isolation was faced Manchester City while Christie watched the Glasgow derby socially distanced from his team-mates.
Picking up on Christie’s interview with BT Sport, The Sun reports:
It’s been tough. It’s a strange climate we’re in now. You understand that if you test positive that you have to isolate but I’ve tested negative now six times in two weeks.
I’ve had to sit in and stare at a white wall. It’s not so good mentally when you should be outside playing. I’m just glad to be back out there. Hopefully it’s behind me.
I can’t wait for Aberdeen now. It’s been frustrating sitting on the couch watching the games. I am desperate to be back playing as much as I can now and hopefully we can get back to winning ways on Sunday.
Christie’s introduction at half-time saw Celtic switch to a more familiar back four with the substitute delivering the corner that Moi Elyounoussi scored from.
With Tom Rogic also making an impact when he appeared in the 64th minute Neil Lennon has a number of attacking options for Sunday’s match at Aberdeen.