McGeouch puts past behind him

  • Last Updated: November 30 2012, 19:33 GMT

Dylan McGeouch is looking to remind Celtic fans of his talents in Saturday's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Arbroath at Parkhead.

Dylan McGeouch: Wants to make the most of his chance

The 19-year-old midfielder broke his jaw in a pre-season friendly against Real Madrid in Philadelphia, and then picked up medial ligament injury in training, which has restricted his game time to three substitute appearances, with his only start coming against Raith Rovers in a Scottish Communities League Cup tie in September.

With Celtic manager Neil Lennon looking ahead to next Wednesday's Champions League Group G decider against Spartak Moscow at Parkhead, McGeouch is set to come back into the side for the visit of the Red Lichties and he aims to make the most of it.

"I twisted my medial ligament in training about a month ago, which put me out for a few weeks," he said.

"I just got back into training a week or two ago and I have been on a few times as substitute.

"Hopefully the injuries are behind me and I can get back into it again.

"It is depressing to be injured because there is a lot of big games at this club so missing out isn't the best.

"Hopefully I can get a good 90 minutes under my belt and show everybody that I'm back to full fitness.

"It's a good platform for me to get in the manager's plans and to keep the thought of me in his head and hopefully, if something comes up, he can trust me to play."

Unlike most people outside Arbroath, McGeouch refuses to write off the chances of the Second Division side.

He said: "It's 11 versus 11 so it could go any way.

"I haven't watched them a lot but I'm sure they could cause us problems if we don't get our attitude right."

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