COMMENT

There is a storm brewing between Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Scotland manager Alex McLeish.

McLeish has revealed, as quoted by the Herald, that he plans to have more talks with Rodgers about taking some Celtic players on Scotland’s end of season tour to Peru.

Normally that wouldn’t be an issue – but only five weeks after Scotland leave for Peru in May the Hoops begin their massive important Champions League qualifiers.

Rodgers needs to be firm with the Scotland boss and tell him that no Hoops players will be going on this pointless end of season jaunt, and that his players need a full break before returning to pre-season training.

What would McLeish learn about the Hoops players anyway, if he took them on the trip to South America. He already knows how good the likes of Callum McGregor, Leigh Griffiths and Kieran Tierney are.

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If Tierney went on the trip and suffered a long-term injury for example, it would be calamitous for the Hoops, as they would be without one of their most important players at a crucial time of the season.

The millions that the Bhoys will earn from Champions League qualification are far more important than some Scotland friendlies, so Rodgers must take the matter into his own hands and ensure that no Hoops players go on this trip.

In other Celtic news, Kieran Tierney has revealed his first Old Firm memory

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