With a string of scouts dissecting his play on a game by game basis and starring in Caley Thistle’s 3-2 Scottish Cup semi final victory over Celtic last weekend, Ryan Christie’s stock is only getting higher with his future seemingly lying away from the highlands.
Despite manager John Hughes saying that Christie will be heading to England sooner rather than later, the son of Caley Thistle legend Charlie Christie, has said that his immediate future lies with the Highland outfit.
Christie said: “It’s nice of him [Hughes] to say that and it’s obviously a great compliment to me. But right now I’m staying in Inverness, I was born in Inverness and right now I have a good base of people around me.
“I’m learning my trade in football and there’s no better place to do it than in Inverness and under John Hughes. My mind’s on Inverness just now, this season and next season. I’ve still got plenty of learning to do in the Scottish Premiership.”
The PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award nominee admitted that the interest, gives him a confidence boost, he added: “It definitely boosts my confidence but I try and put it to the back of my mind. Some people ask if it has added pressure but I don’t really think of that side of things. If I can go on and achieve what Ryan Gauld has then I’ll be more than happy but right now I’m concentrating on Inverness.”