Adam Idah: 'Hopefully I can keep scoring goals'
In what has been a season of struggle for the reigning Scottish champions and Brendan Rodgers, on his return to Glasgow, the midweek game against Hibernian felt like a pivotal moment in this year's title race for Celtic.
After an abysmal transfer window and with cross-city rivals Rangers hot on their heels after a number of disappointing and subdued performances, in the dying embers of what looked set to be another - Adam Idah stepped up with nerves of steel to bury two spot kicks against Hibs.
An elated Idah spoke to Celtic TV after his injury-time winner.
“I’ve always wanted to play for this club and to score a last minute in front of the fans was amazing,” said Idah. “I’m absolutely delighted but it's time to focus now on the next few games.”
“To see how the fans reacted was unbelievable, I know myself how big this club is to everyone so I just want to keep on scoring goals and getting the three points on the table each week.”
Idah was one of Celtic’s two arrivals in January. He has struggled to shake the label of a promising academy to a first-team regular and he hopes that a stint with Celtic and a consecutive run of games will give him the confidence to drive on.
“I came up here to get minutes and develop as a player, whether that's starting or coming off the bench I’ll take it. I’m still so young and to be fair to the gaffer he's giving me the opportunities and I’m just so happy to have repaid him.”
The young Irish striker is highly thought of by Brendan Rogers who spoke about the potential and qualities he possesses prior to his brace against Hibs. Idah also appears to have settled well in Glasgow with intent to profit from his spell with the Hoops.
“Everyone has welcomed me with open arms, the fans have been unbelievable with me. I’m enjoying life up here so hopefully I can just keep on scoring goals.”