By Harvey Byrne

Celtic academy graduate Kieran Tierney has admitted the point gap between themselves and their Premiership rivals is “big”, but also well earned.

The points discussion has often been used as a stick for the Hoops to beat their fierce Glaswegian rivals Rangers with as they sit an entire 33 points behind.

The Old Firm derby is also returning this Sunday and the point gap was seemingly brought up once more as Tierney was interviewed on Tuesday afternoon, as covered by the official Celtic Twitter account.

“The point gap is big but it’s not came easy,” told Tierney, as quoted by the official Twitter page.

“We’ve worked hard since day one for that.”

Tierney grew up a Celtic fan and has been at the club since the age of seven.

He will  be eagerly anticipating the fierce Celtic Park clash against rivals Rangers and he will be hoping to make it four victories for the Hoops from four Old Firm clashes this campaign.

The young full-back played the full 90 minutes in the early season 5-1 win as well as the 1-0 victory in the Scottish League Cup semi-final in October.

However, he missed the most recent 2-1 New Years eve win through injury and he will be looking to make up for that with a positive display on Sunday.

In other Celtic news, Hoops fans also reacted to drawing their fierce Glaswegian rivals in the Scottish Cup.

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