Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told the club's official Twitter account that teenager Kieran Tierney was 'very good' against Ross County today.
The Bhoys had only played on Wednesday in the 1-0 win over Qarabag in their Champions League qualifiers, but they were back in action this afternoon as they opened the Scottish Premiership season with a game against Ross County.
Deila's men came through the fixture comfortably, as first half goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen handed Celtic a 2-0 win earlier today.
With Celtic pushing for a fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title, they got off to the best possible start with the win over Ross County - and one player in particular caught the eye.
Teenage defender Kieran Tierney has come up through the ranks with Celtic, and started the game at left back with Charlie Mulgrew injured and Emilio Izaguirre suspended.
The young Scot wasn't daunted though, and put in a performance that will give Bhoys fans hope that he can nail down a first team spot in years to come.
Following the match, Deila spoke to the club's official Twitter account, and admitted that Tierney was one of the positives from the game, adding that the 19-year-old was 'very good'.
RD: "Positives - @kierantierney1 had a very good 60 minutes, and I was happy with Kris after he came on, involved in a lot of things." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 1, 2015
With concerns over Izaguirre's recent performances and Mulgrew's injury status, Tierney has the chance to stake his claim as being a long-term solution at left back for Celtic, rather than force Deila into the transfer market to sign a new player.