Date: 29th May 2018 at 1:18pm
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It has been well-known for a while that Celtic really need another left-back to ensure that the side’s stand-out performer – Kieran Tierney – is given a rest from time to time.

The Hoops have as yet not bought a back-up left-back though, with Brendan Rodgers electing to use former striker Calvin Miller as his replacement left-back.

With that in mind, it wouldn’t be that much of a shock to see Rodgers try recent Hoops arrival Lewis Morgan in the left-back role, at some stage of the season.

Morgan is nominally a left-winger, and has scored plenty of goals in that position, and you would imagine that when he is involved for the Bhoys it will mostly be as an attacking threat.

But, the Hoops boss does seem to favour putting attacking players in the full-back role when he can.

As some people might recall, Callum McGregor – a box to box midfielder with a keen eye for goal – played at full-back when Tierney went off injured in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final.

And there have been previous examples of the idea working for the Hoops, Didier Agathe arrived as as striker from Hibernian in 2000 and spent the vast majority of his very successful time at the club as a full-back.

Perhaps it is just an experiment to be tried out in training, or in a friendly once, never to be repeated.

But with Rodgers’ previous form in the left-back selection, Morgan could well be a candidate to replace Tierney when the player is rested next season.

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