Celtic

By Amir Mir

Charlie Adam has stated that he was “surprised” to see Celtic sensation, Kieran Tierney, playing at right-back for Scotland.

Gordon Strachan opted to play the 19-year-old left-back out of position for an important World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday.

The tactical change by Strachan worked as the Scots went on to claim a late but valuable three points on their road to Russia.

Tierney impressed in his new role for his country and also helped the Tartan Army secure a clean sheet on the night.

Stoke City midfielder Adam delivered his verdict on the highly-rated youngster and the type of season he is having at Parkhead.

“I was surprised to see Tierney playing at right-back,” Adam told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio Five Live. “He’s had a wonderful season at Celtic and he done extremely well.

Tierney has been a first-team regular for Brendan Rodgers this season, playing 31 games in all competitions, scoring one goal and supplying 12 assists.

The teenager has been an integral part of Rodgers’ plans, despite the player missing three months of the campaign because of a ligament injury.

His performances on the left-hand side have helped the Hoops record a 25 point lead on their rivals in the Scottish Premiership.

They are unbeaten on the domestic circuit this term and they lifted the Scottish League Cup in November during Tierney’s absence when they beat Aberdeen 3-0 at Hampden.

After Tierney’s impressive performance for Scotland, he will be looking to build on that display against Hearts at the weekend.

In other Celtic news, Lee Hendrie believes this 28-year-old deserves an international call-up.

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