SEAD HAKSABANOVIC is hoping for game-time in Celtic’s countdown to the crown.

The Sweden-born Montenegro international winger was a second-half substitute as two goals from Kyogo Furuhashi gave Ange Postecoglou’s side their second successive League Cup in February.

It was Haksabanovic’s first honour with the club after his bargain £1.7million arrival from Rubin Kazan in the summer.

Now, the exciting 23-year-old raider is eager to play his part in the remaining seven Premiership matches of the campaign as well as the bid for the Scottish Cup, the one domestic trophy that eluded Postecoglou in his debut crusade.

ON THE BALL…Sead Haksabanovic is eager to make a big impression in the run-in to the campaign.

Haksabanovic, who has scored five goals in 20 league appearances, told Celtic TV: “I’m enjoying myself. As I’ve said before, I know there’s more to come and I’m just going to wait until I get my chance to start games.

“But I am very happy to be here. I know we have a good squad of players, a big squad, so I’m just waiting for my time.

“I’m training hard and improving myself out there.”

Haksabanovic is keen to get the nod to play against Kilmarnock on their plastic pitch at Rugby Park in the High Noon encounter on Sunday.

Motherwell will provide the opposition a week on Saturday and then the forward is eager to get involved in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Michael Beale’s Ibrox side at Hampden on Sunday April 30.

Haksabanovic has played cameo roles in the derby wins at the national stadium two months ago and Parkhead at the weekend and he is hoping his patience pays off with another outing against the Govan club.


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