Celtic star Ryan Christie has revealed the WhatsApp group name he and his Hoops teammates use to keep in touch during the coronavirus-enforced league shutdown.

The SPFL and SFA confirmed the lockdown of Scottish football in line with the rest of the UK. We told how UEFA hope to have the domestic season completed by the end of June, but it remains uncertain when, exactly, things may return to normal.

One thing that is status quo at this time, however, is players' need and desire to keep in touch. And they do so via WhatsApp messenger.

But Christie explained how the title of the group is not exactly the most flashy. "You're not going to believe this but it's actually called Celtic group chat," he told Clyde Superscoreboard. "It's had a lot of names in the past but that's what it's settled at right now.

"I'm actually delighted at the timing of that question."

Christie should have been playing a starring role for Scotland against Israel the other night at Hampden Park but admits life without football has been difficult.

"As a footballer you are used to a strict routine," he added. "The weird thing is you complain about it when you are doing it. Then the moment it goes away you kind of feel lost.

"You miss the games and the buzz of playing, but also even just training. It's all very strange. It's weird to think Scotland were meant to play Israel last night.

"We were all excited and looking forward to it and now here we are. I was really looking forward to the run-in with Celtic too as they are the biggest games of the season.

"We were meant to have the Old Firm game last weekend and then the Scottish Cup semi-final. We had all these huge games coming up so you just feel gutted that we don't have them to look forward to now."