Celtic defender Anthony Ralston could end up overcoming all the odds
In just over one year’s time, Celtic defender Anthony Ralston could be playing at World Cup. How’s that for progress?
Ralston has had a whirlwind six months since signing a new contract at the club.
Embracing the methods of new manager Ange Postecoglou, the right-back has been one of the success stories so far this season.
He’s taken the opportunity of a fresh start almost like no one else at the club, becoming the prime pick on the right flank ahead of all contenders including Croatian international Josip Juranovic.
This weekend, it was confirmed he’d taken the next step in his development by being called up to the Scotland national team. And not before time.
It took a suspension for Nathan Patterson and Stephen O’Donnell may well start ahead of him tonight at Denmark, but Ralston is now involved with Steve Clarke’s squad.
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Given the trajectory of this season’s performances, it surely won’t be long before he is being outright picked ahead of O’Donnell in future squads.
Ralston and Patterson may well be the go-to right-back options for Scotland for years to come. The Celtic defender could go from the verge of a club exit to becoming a star for the Bhoys and his country.
Going by the reaction to the announcement of his call-up, Celtic supporters are desperate to see him do well for his country whether that’s tonight or in the future.
These fans took to social media to share their thoughts on it all…
Well deserved. Fair to say he’s proved a lot of people wrong. Who knew. https://t.co/iAxPO0yAV4— callum (@_callumrobb) November 14, 2021
Well done Anthony Ralston, there was always a player there but you’ve really came on leaps and bounds this season! HH 🍀 https://t.co/GMGZnYEZ4B— SwissCelts1888 (@SwissCelts1888) November 14, 2021
Well deserved! Unbelievable he wasn’t in there ahead of SOD in the first place! 🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/kvZsTcUdt4— Coinneach MacRury (@Coinneach85) November 14, 2021
Totally deserves a chance been stand out for celtic 👏 100% grown into that shirt— Billy Hart🧤🇯🇵🏴🇯🇵100%behind kyogo (@Wrobb1975) November 14, 2021
Was beginning to think Tony would have to invade England, reclaim the throne and unify Scotland in one go before he got a shot at the Scotland team.— Tenacious Ste (@StevieBoylan) November 14, 2021
Well deserved on his performances this season. Got a feeling we will have the right back position covered for years to come just like left back with Patterson, Ralston and Ramsay at Aberdeen all doing great 👏— Gary Small (@GarySma32095167) November 14, 2021
The Bhoy is Gonna be Lethal He Keeps Improving Every Game and if He Can Keep It Up He's Gonna be One The Best Scottish Internationals Of His Era,— 🇮🇪Brendy🍀🇮🇪🍀CFC (@Ben_Dover_Sevco) November 14, 2021
Keep up The Hard Work Mate, Big Ange is Trailing the Absolute Best Out Of You And a Love It, HH! 🍀🍀
criticized him a lot but fair play to him 👏🏼 https://t.co/bRsXKn5bIK— Haryo🇮🇩🏴🍀 (@ClinicalKyogo) November 14, 2021
About time! Well done Tony well deserved 💚🍀🏴 https://t.co/e4NLwjX5Qf— Eileen McGovern (@lene2104) November 14, 2021