Ronny Deila explains how 18-year-old Celtic talent is unusual

Ronny Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila speaks highly of defender Kieran Tierney.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has spoken highly of young defender Kieran Tierney in The Glasgow Evening Times.

Tierney is just 18 years of age and plays as a left-back, and is rated as one of the more promising young players in Scotland.

Deila rates the teenage talent highly, and has explained what makes the Scotland Under-19 international different and unusual.

“He is so unusual in many ways,” the Celtic boss told The Glasgow Evening Times about Tierney. “Nowadays you tend to find that players who have come through in that full-back role want to get forward all the time.

"They do not give so much thought and attention to defending, to doing the hard work – some of which nobody really sees. But KT is different in that he is sound defensively but he also gives us so much going forward.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 61 points from 26 matches. The Glasgow giants are six points clear of Aberdeen, who are currently second in the standings.

The Bhoys will return to action on Friday evening when they take on Hamilton Academical away from home at New Douglas Park.

Celtic are firm favourites to win the league title this season, and it will come as a surprise if they slip up.

Aberdeen, though, will make it tough for the Hoops and will be looking to maintain their title challenge as long as they can.

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