By Frank McAvennie

15th Oct, 2021 | 4:00pm

McAvennie can't believe 'unimaginable' Celtic treatment of Scales

Frank McAvennie doesn’t understand why Celtic are reportedly unhappy with the Republic of Ireland’s treatment of Liam Scales.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, was left baffled by Celtic’s reported complaints.

According to, Celtic have been left disappointed with the treatment of Scales, 23, while away on international duty.

The defender wasn’t included in either matchday squad for the Republic of Ireland’s two games during the break.

This came after Ange Postecoglou stated the player isn’t ready to be considered for first-team selection. [Glasgow Times].

Scales has only made one appearance for Celtic after signing in the summer.

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McAvennie doesn’t understand the complaints as he claims being away with a national side will be a better experience than staying at Lennoxtown.

“He will have had that experience of being with the national team,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“No club can deny a player the chance to link up with the national side, that would be wrong.

“I can’t imagine this is a situation that will happen again. If he’s been called up, he will get that chance.

“Trust me, it’s more beneficial to have international players in the squad, rather than players who haven’t had that experience.

“Celtic might be annoyed and I get that, but how does the boy feel? He might be buzzing after a week away.

“Scales is barely playing for Celtic anyway so I’m not sure what they are moaning about. Why are they annoyed by that?”

Scales joined Celtic in August, signing from Shamrock Rovers.

His only Hoops outing to date came in last month’s cup with over Raith Rovers.

In other news, Scottish pundit claims Celtic and Rangers made transfer blunder over new “Kris Boyd”.