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16th Apr, 2017 | 2:27pm

Chris Sutton raves about Celtic 19-year-old after Ross County draw

By Dominic Toner

Chris Sutton was raving about Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney on Twitter after his performance in the 2-1 victory against Ross County on Sunday.

The 19-year-old scored his first league goal of the season as the Bhoys preserved their unbeaten domestic run this season.

He opened the scoring with a superb long-range effort, before Michael Gardyne responded for the hosts.

The Bhoys substitute Patrick Roberts appeared to have won the game for the visitors, but a controversial late penalty decision allowed Liam Boyce to rescue a point for Ross County.

Meanwhile, captain Scott Brown lost his composure late on and was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Boyce, meaning he will miss the Old Firm clash against Rangers next Sunday.

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Sutton highlighted the qualities of teenager Tierney and feels he is an incredible player.

“What a superb young player Tierney is,” Sutton wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Tierney is a product of the Celtic academy and has become an important first team player in recent seasons.

The left-back, who can also play at centre-back, has developed into a forward thinking player.

He has now made 34 appearances this season across all competitions, scoring two goals and supplying 12 assists.

Tierney is developing into one of Europe’s most exciting young defenders and already has Champions League experience under his belt.

Tottenham have reportedly stepped up their interest to sign the defender as his reputation continues to grow.

In other Celtic news, Sutton has explained what the club must do to compete in the Champions League next season.

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