Celtic star Kris Ajer has revealed teammate Ryan Christie has been pestering him to score more goals from defence this season.

The towering defender scored his side's equaliser in their 5-2 win over Motherwell yesterday afternoon.

Norwegian Ajer, 21, bagged his second of the season after notching a headed goal against Nomme Kalju in the Champions League qualifier.

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But he told Celtic TV how wind-up merchant Christie has been ribbing him about his lack of goals - and it was nice to shut him up.

Ajer said of his goal: "It was a great ball from [Scott] Bain and a fantastic pass from Jamesy [Forrest] that was easy to run on to.

"I just closed my eyes and hit it low, luckily it went in.

"It's nice, Ryan Christie is on me every day to score more goals so I'm just happy to score that goal and hopefully more to come."

One man who doesn't need told how to stick the ball in the back of the net is ex-Aberdeen and Inverness talent Christie.

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The attacker has already scored four league goals in just two games after nailing a hat-trick against St Johnstone on the opening day of the season.

He also lashed in a penalty kick in yesterday's win where Leigh Griffiths, Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest were the other scorers along with Ajer.