Scotland Under-21 boss happy to see Celtic's Kieran Tierney and Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke progress

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Ricky Sbragia is happy for the pair after their senior international call-ups.

Gordon Strachan named his two Scotland squads for friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark this month last week - and he included some fresh faces for the fixtures.

One such player was Celtic talent Kieran Tierney.

The Celtic left-back has been excellent for the Parkhead club this season and has seen Eimilio Izaguirre out of the starting left-back spot.

Scotland Under-21 boss Ricky Sbragia has now been talking about his call-up. Whilst his place in the Scotland first-team means the Celtic player cannot be called upon the U21 boss has told The National this week that he is very happy for Tierney's call-up:

“We took Tierney to the Czech Republic with the Under-18s, he was involved in the two games. He has, over the last three or four months, been thrown into Celtic’s first team.

"He would have been with us, the 21s, but for me I would love him not to play at 21s. I would love him to keep continuing to play in the A squad."

Tierney was not the only young talent called up. Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke has impressed this season and the teenager has also been given the nod from Strachan.

Sbragia had this to say about the Forest talent:

"We know the importance of results, I am not saying everything is always about development. But for Kieran, even Burkey, what an opportunity to play at the top level of international football.”

Tierney has featured in 24 games for the Bhoys this season whilst Burke has played 15 times for Nottingham Forest, scoring twice.

Both talented teens will now be hoping to impress and become regular features in the Scotland senior set-up.

If not, then Sbragia will certainly take them back.

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