Riordan out to impress

Striker keen to be Celtic regular

Riordan: Celtic aim

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Derek Riordan is hoping to be given the chance to prove he is worthy of a regular first-team spot at Celtic.

The former Hibernian striker found it hard to break into manager Gordon Strachan's plans during his first season at Parkhead.

He was linked with a move to England before the transfer window closed at the end of August.

But having started and scored in the recent 5-1 league win at St Mirren, Riordan is hoping it marks the start of a change in fortunes.

He told Celtic View: "Celtic is a massive club and I want to do well here and I think that I can do well here.

"I want to score a lot of goals, set up as many as I can and try and get into that team every week."


Riordan could come up against the former Hibernian colleague he regards as an example to all footballers this weekend when player-boss Craig Brewster brings his Inverness Caledonian Thistle side to Parkhead.

Riordan said: "Craig was brilliant against us when we were playing against Aberdeen a few weeks ago and he was brilliant when we played with him at Hibs.

"He's just a big, strong target-man and is a clever, experienced player.

"It was great playing with him at Hibs and he worked with me and big Gaz (Garry O'Connor)."