By Danny Wright
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has heaped praise on left-back Kieran Tierney as he made his 100th appearance for Celtic against Ross County on Saturday.
Tierney, 20, has emerged as one of the first names on the teamsheet during Brendan Rodgers’ time in charge at Parkhead and has been widely reported to have been attracting attention from south of the border with his stunning displays.
The Scotland international, who recently wore the captain’s armband for his nation, was not long ago handed an emphatic six-year deal to tie him down to the club for the foreseeable future and even ex-Rangers man McCoist has been unable to put the left-back down.
Speaking on BT Sport 1 ahead of Celtic’s clash at Ross County, McCoist admitted that he has been blown away by the early development that Tierney has had in his career.
“I can’t believe that [Tierney’s 100th appearance], it’s just a breath of fresh air to watch a young man like that come in to a team he supported,” said McCoist.
“It gives everyone in the country a boost. He interviews very well he just seems a level headed young man. Everybody wishes him well.”
Tierney has made 25 appearances across all competitions for the Bhoys this season, scoring two goals and supplying four assists in the process.
He has recently been named the Scottish Premiership player of the month for October, in which he put in a man of the match display against Aberdeen in a 3-0 win at Pittodrie where he scored a thunderbolt of a goal.
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