O'Dea prepared to wait for Celtic chance

Celtic defender Darren O'Dea is prepared to wait for his chance for a first team return.

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O'Dea's career has stagnated this term and he has only started one game, playing out of position at right-back in the 3-0 defeat at Rangers.

He said: "Before the last transfer window I spoke briefly to the manager and he said he wanted me to stay and I am happy with that. So it's a case of staying patient and working hard.

"I want to get into the team every week whether it's at left-back or centre-half. I want to play anywhere.

"It's frustrating, every player wants to be playing every week, but it's part of football that sometimes it doesn't happen. But you can't go home and sulk about it, you need to just keep working hard.

"I'm training every day in front of the manager, so I am trying to catch his eye and I'm sticking at it. It is tough, you are obviously not happy at times but it's part of football."

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