Even though he has been superb for Celtic this season, Kieran Tierney hasn’t had the best of times against Rangers in recent meetings.
He struggled to deal with Daniel Candeias during the second-half of the goalless draw at Parkhead in December, and also could have done more to prevent Candeias giving the Gers the lead at Ibrox last month.
Thankfully those have only been hiccups in what has been another stellar season for the 21-year-old, who has been a mainstay for the side with 49 appearances, but they do perhaps give Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers food for thought going into Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against the Ibrox side.
Rodgers should think about using Tierney in more of an attacking role in the game, as that is where he has had the most success against the Gers this season.
If the Bhoys play three at the back, Tierney would be able to concentrate more on the attacking side of his game, and he wouldn’t have to worry as much about having to defend.
The chances of that happening in reality are fairly slim though, as Rodgers will no doubt back Tierney to come good against the Gers and get over the mistakes he has made in matches against them this season.
If Tierney is left-back, as most expect him to be, perhaps he could cut down his attacking instincts just a tad, to concentrate more on his defending, and stopping Candeias giving him problems for the third time this season.
If he can do that, the Hoops should be on their way to Scottish Cup glory.
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