New Celtic signing Efe Ambrose has quickly settled into life at Parkhead after making his full debut against Raith Rovers in the Scottish Communities League Cup

Efe Ambrose: made his full debut for Celtic in Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Raith Rovers in the Scottish Communities League Cup

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Efe Ambrose already feels at home at Celtic after making his full debut in the Scottish Communities League Cup win over Raith Rovers.

The Nigeria international, who moved to the reigning SPL champions on a three-year contract from Israeli club FC Ashdod, has only been at Parkhead for just over a week.

The 23-year-old sat on the bench for the Champions League home draw with Benfica last Wednesday before making a late substitute appearance in the 2-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Dundee at the weekend.

Ambrose was then given his chance to impress by manager Neil Lennon from the start in the comfortable 4-1 win over the Irn-Bru First Division side on Tuesday night.

"It has not been easy because I had a short time to adapt to being in the team," he said.

"There has been no time to train with the team properly.

"But the feeling I have with them is amazing because they helped me to settle down very fast and so there was no problem.

"It is like a home for me. We are like family here.

"It is a good place to play football and make myself a better player."

"It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and the history behind this club is great.

"Coming here to be part of that history, to be able to achieve what the club wants to achieve, that means we need trophies and go as far as we can in the Champions League.

It was thought that Ambrose had been signed to play at the heart of Celtic's defence, though his performance against Raith suggests he could actually see more playing time in the middle of the park.

"I am comfortable playing either position," he added. "Wherever the coach feels I can help the team I will give him my best.

"What really matters is team spirit and team work because we are as one.

"It doesn't matter who plays, it is important that we have the same objective, which is to win every game that comes our way."