Stevie Frail hails Celtic duo Saidy Janko and Kieran Tierney

Two Celtic teenagers have been praised by their coach ahead of what could be a big season for both.

Celtic under-20 coach Stevie Frail has been speaking to the club’s official website about two of his young full-backs.

A young Celtic side played Raith Rovers on Tuesday in a match to mark the formal naming of the Turnbull Hutton stand and summer signing Janko was among those involved.

The 19-year-old Swiss full-back arrived at Celtic Park from Manchester United earlier this summer, and considering his talent he looks set to become an integral part of the Bhoys’ squad in the years to come.

For now he is simply looking to impress his new coaches and he would have done that with a stellar effort against Raith Rovers.

Janko and Tierney operated as wing-backs and helped their side draw 1-1 with the experienced Scottish Championship side.

Telling how well he thought the duo played, Frail said, “It is the first time I’ve really seen Saidy play and I thought his attitude was excellent and he was willing to get up and down the pitch. You also see how good a player Kieran Tierney can be.”

The 18-year-old left-back played a vital role in the build-up to Joe Thompson’s equalising goal and big things are expected of both Celtic wide players.

Janko signed for United back in 2013 and despite impressing for the under-21s he was sold just two years later, somewhat surprisingly given how much he was rated by those who watched him regularly.

As for Tierney, he featured twice for Celtic last season but will be looking to build on that moving forward.

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