Tierney shares what Celtic players must not do against Rangers on Saturday
By Matt Bullin
Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has said that Celtic players must not make any rash challenges, and keep their heads this Saturday as they take on Rangers at Ibrox.
This will be the sixth Old Firm derby of the season, after the sides met in the Scottish Cup semi-final just last week.
The Hoops came out on top in the tie at Hampden Park, winning 2-0, thanks to goals from Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair.
Celtic have won four of the five encounters this season, while Rangers claimed a 1-1 draw in the league clash last month.
Tierney, 19, has been a revelation at left-back for Brendan Rodgers’ side this term, and has made 35 appearances in all competitions.
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The Scot is enjoying his second full season with Celtic’s senior side and has provided 12 assists and scored twice.
Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of the latest Old Firm clash, Tierney said: “You have to stay calm and relaxed. You have to be controlled and professional.
“It’s all about concentrating on your own game and making sure you don’t get too hyped, don’t play the occasion and don’t go into rash tackles straight away or anything like that.
“You can go in hard at all times but you just have to be fair and make sure you don’t get any silly bookings or sendings off.”
Tierney has not picked up a single booking in domestic football this season, somewhat remarkable for a defender.
The 19-year-old will be attempting to ensure Celtic’s unbeaten run continues this Saturday when they travel to Ibrox.
If they can beat or draw with the Gers, Rodgers’ side will be only four games away from completing the whole league campaign unbeaten.
The three-time Scotland international has already claimed a Scottish Premiership and Scottish league cup medal this season and he will hope for a treble.
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