Parkhead kid is still learning at Killie

Jackson Irvine is happy to continue his learning curve at Kilmarnock after recovering from a harsh introduction to the Scottish Premiership.

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Celtic's Jackson Irvine recently extended his loan spell until the end of the season at Kilmarnock
Celtic's Jackson Irvine recently extended his loan spell until the end of the season at Kilmarnock

The Celtic player recently extended his loan spell until the end of the season after maturing in the high-pressure environment of Rugby Park.

The Australian made a costly blunder at Fir Park in August when his fresh-air swipe allowed John Sutton to net a winner for Motherwell but he learned quickly from the error.

The 20-year-old said: "I wanted to stay and keep trying to play every week and keep growing as a player.

"In terms of playing games, there's lots of things you learn. You deal with criticism, not just from the press but the fans.

"Obviously, I had my blunder against Motherwell at the start of the season.

"If I did that in an Under-20s game it would have gone unnoticed, but when you make a mistake here you get punished for it.

"You don't want to disappoint the fans and the team-mates.

"It's a different level of pressure and that's just as important as the technical side of the game, learning to deal with that on the park."

"Luckily enough I haven't had anything like that again.

"The experienced players told me not to dwell on it because you will be nervous. That's how you learn - put it out your mind."

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