Celtic

By James Black

Former Celtic star Kris Commons insists “nothing can stop” Hoops defender Kieran Tierney’s rise after the 20-year-old captained Scotland against Holland on Thursday night.

The Celtic left-back has been a stand-out for club and country over the last 12 months and was handed the armband by interim boss Malky Mackay for the friendly clash with the Dutch.

The Scottish Sun has reported that Tierney has been attracting interest from a host of English clubs in recent months and Commons believe his performances against the Netherlands was the only real positive to come out of the game or the Scots.

“It seems like nothing can stop the progress of Kieran Tierney,” Commons said, as quoted by MailOnline.

“For me, his performance at centre-back was the one thing to come out of Scotland’s friendly against Holland.

“The past month or so has seen him sign a six-year deal with Celtic, captain both club and country, be tipped to win 100 caps, and end up linked with all manner of clubs.

“Not bad for a 20-year-old.

“He is remarkable.”

Tierney has been an integral part of the Hoops side as they have embarked on a record-breaking 63-game unbeaten domestic run – stretching all the way back to May 2016.

The Isle of Man-born defender won his ninth cap for his country against Holland in an unfamiliar centre-back role alongside Hearts skipper Chrisophe Berra.

With a host of clubs looking to entice the boyhood Hoops fan away from Celtic Park, the Scottish champions recently agreed a new six-year contract with Tierney to keep him at the club until 2023.

Tierney will almost certainly be involved when Brendan Rodgers’ side return to action after the international break this weekend against Ross County in Dingwall.

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