Celtic have made more than a few changes for their game against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, and one is that left-back Calvin Miller has been handed a rare start for the Bhoys.
The team was announced a short time ago on the Hoops’ official Twitter account.
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The 20-year-old is the understudy to regular Hoops left-back Kieran Tierney, but he hasn’t played for the Hoops since the goalless draw against St Johnstone in February.
However, with Brendan Rodgers ringing the changes ahead of next week’s Scottish Cup Final, the rarely-seen full-back has the chance to show that he should be a regular in the first-team squad.
If Miller has a good performance against Steve Clarke’ side, Rodgers would have to consider starting the player against Aberdeen on Sunday, and perhaps keep him in the squad for the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell.
More importantly though, the player can firmly establish himself as the number two left-back behind Tierney in the Hoops squad from next season if he is able to convince the Hoops boss that he is good enough.
The Hoops have had no replacement for Tierney since Emilio Izaguirre left the club, and since the Hoops have decided not to sign another left-back the chance is there for Miller to grasp the opportunity to cement down a place in the first-team.
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