BBC pundit Mark Wilson raves about Celtic's Kieran Tierney, compares him to Andrew Robertson

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Former Celtic man Mark Wilson has compared Kieran Tierney to Hull City's Andrew Robertson.

Former Celtic defender and current pundit Mark Wilson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Bhoys left back Kieran Tierney is similar to Hull star Andrew Robertson.

Tierney, 18, joined Celtic way back when he was just seven years old, and has now become a first-team player under Ronny Deila this season.

The teenager's performances have been praised throughout the campaign, and even though he was born in the Isle of Man, he has now been handed a call-up to the Scottish national team, capping off a stunning season so far.

A boyhood Celtic fan who has enjoyed a whirlwind season, Tierney looks to be heading for big things during his Bhoys career, and if he continues on his current trajectory, Premier League interest won't be too far away.

Now, former Celtic full back and current pundit Mark Wilson has given his view on Tierney - and it's fair to say he's very impressed with what he's seen.

Wilson told BBC Sport that he has been impressed with Tierney's engine, suggesting he he can be a dangerous force going forward, whilst not sacrificing his defensive qualities.

Wilson also compared Tierney to fellow left back Andrew Robertson, who was let go by Celtic at an early age for being too small. The Hull star, who has been named in the Scotland squad to face the Czech Republic whilst Tierney will take on Denmark, has been tipped for a return to the Premier League having impressed in the Championship this season, and Wilson sees similarities between the two players, who had differing experiences in the youth setup at Celtic.

"He may only have played 23 times for Celtic, but at 18 he's been a real stand-out in a lot of those games and, if you're a stand-out at Celtic, that speaks volumes," said Wilson of Tierney. "Given the pressure and scrutiny they're under, he's stood up to the challenge and, even in European games, he's been the man of the match."

"He has a great engine; he can get from goal-line to goal-line and, unlike a lot of young full-backs, he hasn't sacrificed the defensive part of his game just to concentrate on the attacking aspect. There are a lot of similarities with Andy Robertson in that he can make a tackle at one end and then be putting in a quality cross at the other within seconds - and he's got quite a number of assists already," he added.

Who will have the better career - Robertson or Tierney?

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