ADAM MONTGOMERY is in line for a bumper new deal from Celtic – despite signing an extension just SEVENmonths ago.

Ange Postecoglou has been impressed by the teenage left-sided operator and is poised to reward him with enhanced terms.

Montgomery agreed an upgrade in February which will see him remain at Parkhead until June 2025. But the Greek-Australian gaffer reckons his progress in the early months on the campaign should be recognised with an improved financial arrangement.

Postecoglou, who is preparing for the visit of Dundee United this afternoon, said: “Look, in terms of contracts, we kind of leave that in the background. What is important for young players such as Adam is that they continue on the path that they have started.

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“He has done awfully well so far. Against Raith Rovers, we had two 19 years olds in the team because you forget that Liel Abada is only 19, as well.

“Part of what we are trying to build is to give opportunities to young players and particularly to young players who come through the ranks here.

“Adam is one of those and he has done really well so far. He is a good kid, he has got his head down and he knows what he needs to do to continue on his trajectory.”

Celtic, as may have been anticipated, have been struggling for consistency while new players are introduced to the first team and attempt to get on the same wavelength as their colleagues.

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Postecoglou, speaking to the Sunday Mail, added: “It has been challenging for sure. We have tried to do as much as we can in a short space of time in terms of changing the squad and changing the way we play.

“We have had some disruption with injuries, so it has been a challenging time, but, equally, I have enjoyed it immensely.

“I knew coming into it there were going to be some ups and downs along the way and we have certainly felt them, but at the same time it is what it is.

“That is the kind of club we are. We want to be in every competition and we want to win every competition.

“That means you are playing a lot of games and it is hectic, but you have to be up for all those games because we are expected to win them. It is challenging because the Premiership is relentless, but it is exactly where I want to be.”

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