Massive boost for former Celtic favourite Kieran Tierney
Former Celtic favourite Kieran Tierney has received a massive boost today with the news from Steve Clarke that he is fit and available for tomorrow’s Scotland clash against England at Wembley.
Tierney was missing from the encounter against Czech Republic on Monday, sparking fears he could miss Scotland’s first major tournament in 23 years.
It later became apparent he was suffering with a calf problem. The Arsenal man declared his own chances of starring at Wembley as ‘touch and go’ yesterday.
The defender is comfortably the country’s most important player. He can be both a devastating attacking weapon and stout force in his own half.
This evening’s update from Clarke is a class one.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “It is good news for Kieran, good news for us and good news for the Scottish supporters. Hopefully, we can back all that up with a good result. He has trained fully the last two days. He is available for the whole game.”
Kieran Tierney not the only Bhoy involved
Scotland will have a number of current and former Celtic stars testing themselves at the highest level tomorrow night.
Playing England in their own backyard is no easy task. However, the derby element of the occasion and the spirit of the Scotland team could see them upset the favourites.
We’ll certainly be hoping for a Scotland victory anyway!
After Monday’s Group D heartbreak at Hampden, Clarke’s team really need to secure a massive result. Defeat will put them on the brink of another tournament exit.
Hopefully Tierney can play the role we know he can.
In other news, Moussa Dembele, Chris Sutton and John Hartson show support for Celtic legend Bertie Auld.