MUBARAK WAKASO will almost certainly be returned to his Russian club Rubin Kazan when his Celtic loan deal expires at the end of the season.
However, the Ghana international midfielder is confident he will go out with a bang despite seeing little game time since his arrival in August.
Wakaso, 24, made his first team comeback when he came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 loss to St Johnstone in midweek. It was his first appearance since his return to the SPFL champions after an impressive African Cup of Nations competition where he helped his nation to a second-place finish.
He said: “Football is strange. All you can do as a professional is to keep your head up and continue working hard.
“I am always ready to help the team in anyway and the coach knows that.
“There are a lot of games to be played and I am confident that I will contribute to help the team maintain the lead.”
Wakaso had a whizzbang start to his Hoops move with a spectacular first-time drive in the 2-2 draw in Salzburg in the opening Europa League Cup-tie.
However, injury and loss of form, plus his international duties, have seen him start only eight games.