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Burke: I’m really enjoying my time at Celtic

Oliver Burke says he is enjoying life on loan at Celtic, where he is getting much-needed game time in the Scottish Premiership.

The 21-year-old prodigy joined West Brom from RB Leipzig for £15m in 2017 with the expectation that he would be a future star, but hasn’t made much of an impact on English football yet, making just 18 league appearances for the Midlands club.

Burke joined Celtic on loan in January in order to gain more minutes on the pitch, and made an instant impact, playing in four consecutive league matches while nabbing two goals in the 4-0 demolition of St. Mirren.

The Scot revealed he is enjoying his time at Parkhead, where he has been deployed as a centre-forward by Brendan Rodgers,  adding that it will aid his development for the future:

“I’m really enjoying myself. I’m really happy,” Burke told Celtic’s official website.

“I’ve feel like I’ve fit in with the team really well since Dubai and knowing a lot of the players already has really helped. I’m happy here and enjoying my football, and long may it continue.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be out there, putting in a shift and just to help the team as much as I possibly can and giving 100 per cent in every game I’m called upon.

“We’ve gone on a great run so far. The lads are on a roll at the moment and the morale is fantastic. I’m enjoying everything here – the feeling of stepping back out on the field and playing football, doing what I love. Every game is a lesson for me, and I’m learning each day, so it’s a great feeling.

“I’m at an age where I have a lot to improve on. I just want to keep learning each day and improve my game more and more. Now I’m getting more game-time, it’s going to help a lot more and help my confidence, and hopefully I can keep going.”

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