Celtic teenager Sam Wardrop talks about his attacking tendencies

The young defender will be hoping to follow Kieran Tierney into the Celtic first-team sooner rather than later.

Celtic youngster Sam Wardrop has been speaking to the club’s official magazine after his return from injury.

The 18-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for the Bhoys but he has impressed in the UEFA Youth League and he has recently returned after suffering from shin splints.

A new year brings new possibilities and Wardrop will continue his development with Celtic’s under-20 side, with matches against Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee on the horizon.

Despite being a defender by trade Wardrop is keen to attack whenever possible and that bodes well for the future, when he could be bombing forward for Ronny Deila’s side if and when he does get his chance.

Speaking to Celtic View, the teenager said, “When I first started playing I was a right midfielder. When I came to Celtic I was a centre-back for a few years and in the last season or two I have moved out to right-back.

“I prefer this position as you have a bit of defending and attacking so it suits my game. You get to defend and assist goals and be involved in both sides of the game.”

Celtic already have one talented teenage full-back in the form of Kieran Tierney, so Wardrop will have watched his fellow 18-year-old and know exactly what is possible with a lot of effort and a bit of luck.

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