EFE AMBROSE has urged Ronny Deila to pull out all the stops to make sure the impressive Jason Denayer remains at Celtic for at least one more season.

The Hoops boss is planning talks with Manchester City to see if there is any chance of extending the Belgian’s loan which is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

Denayer bagged his sixth goal of the season against Dundee United at the weekend and Deila hopes to hold onto him. Ambrose has thrown his weight behind the cause.

He said: “We want to keep the squad together and Jason has been terrific. He and Virgil Van Dijk have been doing a tremendous job in central defence. They are a very good partenership.”

Deila, of course, will have to fend off interest from across the border in Van Dijk in the summer or he could take the route used recently by the likes of Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper.

Ambrose, though, wants everyone to concentrate on winning the fourth treble in the club’s history.

He said: “Right now it would take a lot of effort from another team to stop us. We are playing at top level. It’s going to be difficult for them to withstand what we have at the moment.

“We have a bigger squad and everyone is at their best now and in their finest form. It’s difficult for the manager to pick his starting line-up. There’s a lot of competition in the squad and that makes us better.

“It’s an enjoyable place to be at the moment because everything is working well for us.

“We’ve had two weeks of Dundee United and we gave them a lot of respect because they are a good team but, in the end, we knew we had the edge over them.

“Now we want to look forward and that means the next game. That’s more important than what we’ve done. Every game in the league matters and we want to keep going.
“From now until the end of the season, we want to keep doing our best so we can defend our title and get to the Final of the Scottish Cup. Then we can see if the treble is still possible. That is our main aim.”

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