By Amir Mir

Kieran Tierney has revealed that “after the new year” would an ideal time for him to return to first-team action for Celtic.

The 19-year-old suffered ankle ligament injury in October, which is set to keep him out of action until at least Christmas, after also undergoing successful surgery

Tierney, who plies his trade at left-back is an integral figure of the Bhoys team despite still being in his teens.

The Scotland international has now revealed why it would be right for him to return to action in two months time.

“The ideal time [for a return] would be after the new year,” Tierney told the club’s official YouTube channel. “Then you have a full half season after that again, so that would be ideal for me.”

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Prior to his injury, Tierney had played 19 Scottish Premiership, Champions League and League Cup games for Brendan Rodgers side.

The highly-rated full-back has assisted an impressive seven goals during that time, including four in the Premiership.

Former Premier League manager Rodgers is yet to experience defeat in Scotland’s top-flight this term as Celtic have recorded 31 points from 11 games, ten ahead of their nearest rivals with a game in hand.

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