Speaking in a press conference, Celtic boss Ronny Deila has praised the culture of improvement at Parkhead, and especially singled out the talent and maturity of 18-year-old Kieran Tierney.
RD: I also see a culture where players are getting better & it’s nice to see players like Rogic & Forrest starting to reach their potential.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 24, 2015
RD: There is so much talent here & you see someone like Kieran Tierney, only 18, but he came in against Raith & looked like a mature player.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 24, 2015
Tierney came into the side on Wednesday night, playing the full 90 minutes for the Bhoys as they defeated Raith Rovers by a 2-0 scoreline.
The young defender earned positive reviews for his performance, and it appears as if Deila now considers the youngster, still only 18, as part of his first-team set-up.
However, it is not just Tierney who Deila believes is deserving of praise, claiming that first-team players Tom Rogic and James Forrest are also buying into this new culture of improvement that has swept through Parkhead.
Rogic and Forrest have both shown themselves to be incredibly talented players, but two who have yet to fulfil their potential.
Forrest is 24, and has now got to start showing he can cut it at the top level consistently, whilst Rogic is 22 and so has a few years ahead of him to keep developing.
Whilst they have been seen as unfulfilled potential as of this season, it finally appears as if both Rogic and Forrest are having a positive impact, and they are appearing more and more frequently for the senior side.
This culture of improvement has come at the perfect time for Deila’s men, and with youngsters now making their way into the first-team, it appears as if Celtic have a bright future ahead.