Brendan Rodgers: This Celtic player is credible successor to Scott Brown
Brendan Rodgers has suggested that Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney is just the man to replace Scott Brown as Scotland captain.
Brown made the decision to step away from international duty, as reported by BBC Sport, after discussions with new international team boss Alex McLeish.
Rodgers believes that Tierney, who has already captained Scotland in a friendly against the Netherlands last year, is the ideal candidate to take over from Brown.
“He’s learned from Broony in his time in the first team with over 100 games. You can see that nothing phases him either,” Rodgers said about Tierney, as quoted on the Hoops’ official Twitter page.
“Whether it’s international football, he’s the same and he’s someone who would be a credible successor to Broony if that’s what Alex chooses.”
????️ BR on KT: "He’s learned from Broony in his time in the first team with over 100 games. You can see that nothing phases him either. Whether it’s international football, he’s the same and he’s someone who would be a credible successor to Broony if that’s what Alex chooses."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 26, 2018
Tierney has been a mainstay of the Hoops side since breaking into the team in 2015, having made 121 appearances for the club in that time, and has been one of the most consistent performers at the club in that time.
He showed how vital he is to the Hoops as recently as the 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday, when he smashed home the breakaway goal which sealed the 10 man Hoops’ victory which kept them clear at the top of the league.
Tierney made his Scotland debut against Slovenia in March 2016, and has nine international caps to his name.
Tierney will next be in action on Wednesday night when the Hoops return to league duty against Dundee, hoping to maintain their nine point lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
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