By James Black
Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has challenged Hoops star Kieran Tierney to continue to improve himself and believes he has the right manager to make that happen.
Tierney has recently signed a new six-year contract with the Scottish champions and has reportedly been attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs in recent months.
The 20-year-old has been a stand-out for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they have gone on a 17-month unbeaten domestic run.
Tierney was a key player last season as the Hoops secured a domestic treble in Rodgers’ first season in Scotland and Davies thinks the Isle of Man-born defender is in a “good place” at Celtic Park.
“He has to improve and he knows with the manager that’s going to happen,” Davies said, as quoted by Celtic’s official website.
“He’s got an open mind to improve, a hunger and desire and a manager that’s been proving year after year the players he’s developed are playing at the top level.”
Tierney is expected to make his 100th appearance for the Hoops against St. Johnstone on Saturday as the champions look to break a 100-year-old record.
If Brendan Rodgers’ side can avoid defeat in Perth, it would be a new British record for the longest domestic unbeaten run in history at 63 games.
The Hoops currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership – one point ahead of second-placed Aberdeen – and will face Motherwell in the final of the Scottish League Cup at Hampden on November 26th.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his transfer plans for the January window.