Conroy chasing new Celtic contract

Celtic youngster Ryan Conroy is chasing a new contract.

Conroy has set his sights on a new contract after making his first-team debut in the 4-0 victory over Falkirk.

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The 20-year-old replaced Darren O'Dea at left-back as Gordon Strachan opted for a player more suited to the role than the Irish central defender.

Conroy, after some nervous early touches, grew in confidence and linked well with hat-trick hero Aiden McGeady down the left.

The Scotland Under-20 international now hopes to keep his place for Sunday's trip to Inverness, and prove he is worth retaining beyond the end of the season.

"Hopefully, if I keep working hard, I will get a new contract," Conroy said. "No-one has said anything to me yet, but it is still early so I will just concentrate on playing my football.

"I was delighted to get a start, it was a real surprise.

"I thought when Lee Naylor got injured against Shakhtar the other week I might get my chance as I play that position in the reserves. Now it has come and I want to take it."

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