Moi Elyounoussi is focusing on the future at Celtic after admitting his pride at making his debut.

Elyounoussi, who joined Saints just over a year ago in a £16m deal, has joined Celtic on loan after finding chances hard to come by at St Mary’s.

He was handed a first start as Celtic defeated Hamilton 1-0 at the weekend and set-up James Forrest for the only goal of the game.

He said: “It was good to get the chance to play. I am proud of getting the win.

“It was a good first five minutes and I almost scored but in the end I was happy to assist James in front of the goal and win the game.

“It was a tough game and the pitch wasn’t the best and a bit dry but we came here for three points and that’s what we got.”

He added: “They have been taking care of me since day one.

“In time I will get more time to know them and on the pitch know each other and how they want to play and I want to play and hopefully that will get better in the future.

“I am proud to get the debut and the three points is nice and now it’s Rennes on Thursday and we go again.”

Lennon commented: "It was a great ball in from Mo, who had a very good debut. He had a really good hour.

"He hasn't played a lot of football recently but he looked fit and fresh, and he looked the good player we thought he was going to be. And obviously as we go along, we are hoping he is going to improve."