YOSUKE IDEGUCHI hopes to follow the example of Japanese team-mate Kyogo Furuhashi and make a massive impact at Celtic.
The 15 times-capped international midfielder arrived along with Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate on Hogmanay following a daring raid on the J-League by Ange Postecoglou.
While his fellow-new Bhoys have hit the ground running, Ideguchi suffered a brutal welcome to Scotland on his first start when he limped off following an over-the-top assault by Alloa’s Mohamed Niang during the roughhouse Scottish Cup confrontation at the Indodrill Stadium.
ACTION BHOY…Yosuke Ideguchi hopes to clock up the first-team minutes after the international break.
The culprit was merely booked by referee Don Robertson, but later copped a two-game retrospective ban after the SFA looked again at the attack that damaged the newcomer’s right ankle.
However, 25-year-old anchorman insists he is now ready to make a claim for a regular place when the domestic campaign restarts next weekend at Ibrox following the international break.
Ideguchi, speaking to the Celtic View, said: “I want to secure my position in the Celtic team, to play every game constantly and have a consistent run.
“Joining the club at the same time as Reo and Daizen helped me because I want to contribute alongside them as much as I can.
“Before we signed, Kyogo was big news in Japan with the way he was performing here and I hope I can do the same.”
If anyone surely deserves a change in fortune, it is surely Ideguchi.