David Hay has told The Glasgow Evening Times that the emergence of Kieran Tierney has been a success for Celtic this season.
Celtic are having a disappointing season and are in danger of losing their Scottish Premiership title.
The Bhoys are just four points clear at the top of the league table at the moment, with second-placed Aberdeen looking to give the Glasgow giants a run for their money.
Former Celtic midfielder and manager Hay has highlighted one positive from the Hoops’ disappointing season so far.
“You would have to say that the emergence of Kieran Tierney has been a real shot in the arm for Celtic,” Hay told The Glasgow Evening Times when asked whether they has been a success story in Celtic’s season.
“Now is not the right time to think about blooding any other youngsters into the side, but it gives you hope that there might be one or two other diamonds in there.
“But Tierney is playing the game with a Celtic heart – the boy gives his all and is most definitely short on ability.”
Tierney is one of the brightest young prospects at Celtic and has played quite a number of matches for the first team.
The 18-year-old defender has featured in the Scottish Premiership and in the Europa League this campaign.
The teenager is a very promising left-back, and it is only a matter of time before he establishes himself as the first choice.
Celtic will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Greenock Morton at Celtic Park in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.