Matt O’Riley on how he has turned a former Rangers player into a fervent Celtic follower

MATT O’Riley has revealed that former Rangers centre-half Russell Martin has become a keen Celtic follower since moving to Parkhead earlier this year and enjoys watching Ange Postecoglou’s side in action.

Former Scotland international Martin managed the attacking midfielder during his two seasons in charge at English League One club MK Dons and has remained in contact with him since taking over at Swansea City last year.

He has been delighted with how well the London-born Dane has fared since being signed by the Glasgow giants for £1.5m in January and regularly attends the Scottish champions’ games to watch him in action.

“He cherishes watching and he’s a gigantic devotee of my excursion. Have I handed him over to a devotee of Celtic? I would rather not get him any stick as a previous Rangers player! Yet, we have a decent relationship.”

O’Riley, who put forth up the initial two objectives in the 4-0 win over Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday, is confident that he can foster his abilities further at Celtic under Postecoglou.

“I feel like right now I am getting it done. Ideally toward the finish of the time the group and I are at a preferable level over we are a few seconds ago on the grounds that we need to continue to get to the next level.”