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Tierney discusses playing in a central defensive role

Read Sport logo Read Sport 09/09/2018 Luke Osman

Celtic star Kieran Tierney has been discussing how he has found operating in a more central role under Scotland manager Alex McLeish in recent times.

The Hoops youngster has established himself as the strongest left-back in the Scottish Premiership but has been deployed on the left-hand side of a back three under McLeish at international level.

Tierney has slotted into a more central role to enable Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson, who was recently named as the new Scotland captain, to play in his natural position on the left flank.

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Celtic man Tierney has been opening up on how he is adjusting to the role on the national stage and, as quoted by the Daily Record, spoke of how he is enjoying the adaptation to a new position.

“Everyone knows what position I am. It is up to the manager where he plays me but everybody knows what position I play. The manager trusts me in another position which is good.”

“I have played there a few times there for Celtic so I am familiar to a certain extent and I am enjoying learning a new position as well. As long as you are on the park you do your best for the country.”

Tierney has started the season in typically fine fashion for Celtic and will be hoping to continue turning in strong displays, helping him to secure his place in the Scotland starting line-up.

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