Andy Robertson raves about Celtic and Nottingham Forest prospects ahead of their potential international debuts

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The trio are all in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squads for the games against Czech Republic and Denmark.

Andy Robertson has heaped praise upon Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney and Nottingham Forest starlet Oliver Burke as the pair prepare to potentially make their debuts for Scotland during this international break, the Daily Record reports.

All three men have been named in Gordon Strachan's squads for the country's games with Czech Republic and Denmark with the Hull City defender in the squad for the first of the two friendlies while Tierney and Burke are in the latter squad.

And after getting the opportunity to work alongside Tierney - who seemingly promises to be a rival for Robertson's place in the side for many years to come - the 22-year-old admitted that he was hugely impressed by what he saw from the Hoops prospect.

"He has played really well for Celtic this season and it's right to talk him up. He's living up to the hype so far as he has done the business in big games for Celtic this season in the league and in Europe," he told the Daily Record.

"I hope he keeps going the way he is going as he has a big career in front of him."

While Robertson's knowledge of Tierney has mostly come from working alongside him while training with the national side, the Tigers defender has first-hand knowledge of what Burke is capable of having come up against him when the two Championship sides met in their penultimate game before the break.

The right winger came on during the early stages of the second-half so was often competing with Robertson directly before the full-back was taken off with 10 minutes to go. And he claimed that he saw enough in the Forest youngster to understand why he is so highly-rated at the City Ground.

"I played against Burke the other week with Hull. I'd never seen him play before and I must admit he came on and looked the part," he added.

"He has pace and is strong. He still has a lot to learn but it looks like he has huge potential."

Both players may have begun the season as youngsters that their respective managers may have earmarked as players they wanted to give a handful of opportunities to. However, they have now shown during their first few appearances that they have the ability and potential to make an impact immediately.

Having replaced Emilio Izaguirre in the Bhoys side, Tierney has already developed into a reliable defender who Ronny Deila may find it difficult to drop, while Burke's talent already means that there is a buzz whenever he gets on the ball.  

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