Having consistent contributor through patches of rough form for Celtic as of late can be nothing but a blessing for Brendan Rodgers.
It’s been hush hush from certain players as of late. Leigh Griffiths has been struggling to find the back of the net, but Rodgers electing to use him as a substitue cannot help the matter.
One player that Rodgers has been using consistently in the starting lineup is Stuart Armstrong. The Celts might not be playing their absolute best form of football as of late, but Armstrong seems to be taking advantage of that by creating magic of his own.
Recently, Armstrong has found himself as the center of attention early on in fixtures. The 25-year-old, along with the help of some other key players, sets the tone for the rest of the contest.
His brilliant use of interplay with his teammates creates a plethora of confusion for opposing sides. Armstrong moves fluently when away from possession which creates space for Celtic to exploit on the opposing defense.
The best example of his interplay came recently against Partick Thistle as Armstrong constantly fed the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Kieran Tierney, who jumped up in the offensive side of the pitch a ton throughout the duration of the contest.
Armstrong himself found the back of the net with a stunning strike from a rather difficult angle. Yet, that’s nothing new from the Scot as he’s scored 5 solid goals this season. In his career, Armstrong has been able to provide 40 goals with both Celtic and Dundee United in the league.
The attacking midfielder has most notably been superb in the passing department as of late. Armstrong boasts a near 84 percent pass success rate which is near top of the Hoops.
FootballFancast had plenty of praise to hand out to Armstrong’s recent spell of excellent form.
He’s rapidly becoming a fans’ favourite at Celtic Park due to his dynamic displays in midfield and willingness to commit himself into the final third and make things happen.
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Armstrong also made his debut for the Scotland National Team back in March against Slovenia. The Scot provided the opening assist in the contest and created plenty of chaos for the Slovenian defense. Former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan gave Armstrong one accolade that he believes many couldn’t live up to, according to The Scotsman.
“I have to say I thought Stuart Armstrong could have had the best Scottish debut we’ve ever seen.
To find somebody that contributes to both the home national team and to Celtic benefits the morale of not just the club, but the whole country as well. Expect Armstrong’s amazing form to continue as Celtic try to leave a winning mark in the Scottish Premiership before the break.
What do you think of Armstrong’s play as of late? Is the Scot the most in-form player on Celtic right now? Let us know in the comments below.