The return of Kieran Tierney to the Celtic line-up for the match against Hamilton made a huge difference to the team.

The 21-year-old had been missing for a few weeks with a calf injury, but he made his long-awaited comeback for the Hoops at New Douglas Park, and added a new dimension to the side.

His constant forays down the wing were one of the few highlights of the Hoops’ performance, as the team struggled to get into their rhythm.

Tierney’s toughness was also shown in the game, as he was the victim of some very poor challenges from the Hamilton players, including two from Darren Lyon which brought him two yellow cards.

Instead of reacting, the Celtic star just rolled his sleeves up and got on with the game, an he sailed through his first match in three weeks with flying colours.

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Tierney can make a huge difference to the team going forward for the rest of the season, as he has the ability to both attack and defend to a standard which few players in Britain, let alone Scotland are able to match.

Whilst Brendan Rodgers has some selection headaches to deal with for the Scottish Cup semi-final – who to play in goals or up-front, for example – one player who will be starting without a doubt is Tierney, he is just too important to miss out.

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