Celtic star named in SPFL Team of the Week after impressive display v Inverness
By Will Butcher
Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has been named in the SPFL Team of the Week after a faultless performance against Scottish Premiership side Inverness.
His solid display earned him the accolade, but the 19-year-old could not help his team concede a late equaliser as the Caley Jags scored in the 89th minute to earn a 2-2 draw.
Celtic’s number 63 has been in fine form all season, and was named in the side on Tuesday after the SPFL revealed the chosen side on their official Twitter account.
— SPFL (@spfl) September 20, 2016
Tierney showed just why he is so highly rated, after controlling a superb long pass with an impeccable first touch, before cutting in side to cross with the outside of his left foot as Australian international Tom Rogic volleyed home.
Coming through the ranks at Parkhead, Tierney has made the left-back position his own despite experienced competition from Honduras international Emilio Izaguirre.
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The one-time Scotland international has played in all but one of Celtic’s league and cup 13 fixtures, helping his side win eight out of 12.
Born in the Isle of Man, Tierney made his Scotland debut back in March as Gordon Strachan’s side beat Denmark by a goal to nil, and was called up to face Malta last month before pulling out of the squad due to injury.
Tierney is expected to continue his impressive form at Parkhead on Saturday, as the 47-time Scottish Champions welcome Kilmarnock.
On loan Celtic youngster Joe Thomson also made the side, as his impressive performance in midfield for Dumbarton did not go unnoticed.
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