Celtic ace to be played out of position by Scotland v Slovenia - reliable journalist
By Matt Farr
Celtic full back Kieran Tierney is expected to be named in the Scotland starting eleven to face Slovenia on Sunday, according to a reliable journalist.
Scottish Sun chief football writer Robert Grieve revealed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning that the 19-year-old was expected to start at right back for Gordon Strachan’s side.
Expect Kieran Tierney to start at right-back for Scotland tonight. Wouldn't be surprised if James Morrison plays ahead of Darren Fletcher.
— Robert Grieve (@robert_grieve) March 26, 2017
Tierney has excelled for Celtic this season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions under Brendan Rodgers, and contributing 12 assists.
However, despite thriving as a driving force on the left flank for Rodgers, Tierney could feature in an unfamiliar right -ack role for Scotland on Sunday, replacing Ikechi Anya.
Strachan is expected to make a host of changes to his side following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Canada on Wednesday, and Tierney is among six Celtic players that could feature.
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Scotland must win against Slovakia to keep their World Cup qualification hopes alive, and the potential recall to the starting eleven for Tierney could see them field their strongest possible line-up.
He has won just two previous senior caps, making his debut just over a year ago in a 1-0 friendly victory over Denmark.
Celtic team-mates Craig Gordon, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths are also fighting for a place in Strachan’s starting eleven, with Sun reporter Alan Nixon hinting that all six could start.
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