Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley revealed earlier this week that he's ready to take his career to the next level.

O'Riley signed a bumper new Celtic deal back in September tying him to the club until 2027.

The Danish international - who has yet to make his first appearance for the full Denmark squad told Danish magazine Tipsbladet: "I have played in the Champions League against many good teams, and I feel I am ready (to take the next step), but I am already playing for a good team. It's hard to say what is going to happen."

Who would step up  to the plate if O'Riley were to quit Celtic at the end of the season?Is Norwegian Odin Thiago Holm Celtic's midfield heir apparent to O'Riley?

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admitted that the player had to do more if he was to become a regular fixture in the side after he started during the champions 6-0 annihilation of Aberdeen at Parkhead last Sunday.

Rodgers said: “To be a Celtic player, you need to be talented of course. But you need mental strength, you have to be robust in your mentality. That’s the number one factor for me.

“It’s like with Odin. We gave him a start and he needs to do more. We said it at half time that if you don’t start then you come off, because there is always someone to take your place. So being mentally strong is important.

“These players have that. This group, you see it in them. They will work hard, they will listen, they will learn, and they build up that robustness. I am very pleased for them.”

Meanwhile Liam Scales stellar performances are set to be rewarded with a new contract.

The Republic of Ireland defender has started 15 successive games for Celtic after getting his chance due to a defensive crisis early in the season.

The 25-year-old is also currently keeping Maik Nawrocki, Nat Phillips and Gustaf Lagerbielke out of the first team and has 18 montjs left on his current deal.

Rodgers said: "It’s something that I’m sure the club and his representative will look at. It doesn’t sit well with me when players are going down to the final stages of contracts.

"I think you only need to look at the fact that I’ve chosen him to play very consistently in games. There are also players back now fit that are pushing him but he’s still performing to a high level.

“As I said to him, it’s about consistency. Keep showing that you can be consistent and stay focused. But there’s no doubt that he’s stepped in and done really well.”

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