On initial evidence, Jeremy Toljan has made a seamless addition to Celtic.

The full-back came through his first 90 minutes for the Parkhead club in the 2-0 win over Hibs on Wednesday evening, with the 24-year-old claiming an assist as he did so.

The manner in which he has gelled with Brendan Rodgers’ team following his signing in the final hours of the transfer window is perhaps all the more impressive for the fact it comes on the back of no competitive game time at all this season.

Having fallen out of favour at Borussia Dortmund, Toljan’s 45 minutes against St Johnstone last Sunday and his game on Wednesday night have provided his first exposure to first-team football all season.

If his legs are sore, there is adequate compensation in the fact he is back playing.

“I think it’s normal when you haven’t played a lot that you need some games to adapt and get your fitness back in a good way,” said Toljan.

“I was training all the time at Dortmund, I wasn’t injured I think I’m fit enough to play games.

“I felt good against Hibs. I have the qualities to play and that’s always my goal to play.”

Toljan has been seen as the short-term solution to the long-term right-back issue. The expectancy is that the German fullback will keep his place for Sunday’s visit of St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup, a game that will complete a trio of matches against the Perthshire side in the last fortnight.

It is an encounter that is also pivotal to Celtic’s ambitions of enjoying a third successive clean sheet, something that has never been done before, as they look to defend the trophy they have won as part of a treble for the last two seasons.

Indeed, such has Brendan Rodgers’ stranglehold on domestic football been that he has never lost a domestic Cup game as he looks to set a new record; Walter Smith set a Scottish record of 23 Cup wins that stretched from season ’91-92 to ’93-94.

“My ambitions are positive,” said Toljan. “I think as a footballer these Cup games are the best. Cup and Europa league are the best.

“Everybody has told me that no team has made it before. Hopefully we can achieve it and win it.”

If Toljan knew fairly little of Celtic prior to his arrival, he was quick to brush up as he took a look back at various YouTube games at Celtic Park.

As such, he has insisted that the club’s billing has lived up to its reputation as he looks now to experience the extra element of tension that comes with a European tie.

Celtic play Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday night, a game that Toljan is already anticipating.

“I’ve heard a lot about the atmosphere being crazy and I enjoyed it a lot,” he said.

“It’s always important to win and as a defender have a clean sheet and I hope we can keep that up in the next week.

“This has been an exciting few days, but it’s a nice team they have accepted me right away.

“I have settled into it very quickly and everything is good so far.

“The style is exactly what I expected. I had seen some video clips of previous matches so I knew what I should expect and the style of play suits me well.

“I’m looking forward to both [the Scottish Cup and Europa League] and hopefully we can win.”

Toljan has settled quickly into the Parkhead side with the player believing that the manner in which Brendan Rodgers wants to play is akin to what he has been used to in Germany.

“It’s quite similar,” he said. “In Dortmund we had the ball most of the time and tried to attack and score many goals and Celtic is the same so it’s no big deal for me.”

Celtic have kept six clean sheets since returning from the break and Toljan is keen to ensure that record is maintained.

“I think if you do good in offence and score a lot it’s hard for the opponent then to score against you,” he said.

“We have been doing a good job in defence and I think we defend counter-attacks very well.

“I hope we can keep doing this and avoid losing many goals.”