Rangers defender Lee Wallace
Chris Sutton has written in The Daily Record that Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is a better left-back than Rangers star Lee Wallace.
The former Celtic striker has picked Tierney, who is just 19 years of age, ahead of 28-year-old Rangers left-back Wallace in his Old Firm XI.
Sutton believes that the Celtic youngster is better defensively than Wallace, but he does give due credit to the Rangers star.
“Kieran Tierney makes the final cut over Lee Wallace,” the Englishman wrote in The Daily Record. “I am a big fan of Wallace who going forward is a great outlet for Rangers but I just feel that Tierney is the better all-round player and just has the edge.
“Defensively I prefer Tierney but it was a very close call as the left back area is probably the most competitive position on the field.”
Tierney has been at Celtic his entire professional career so far and is one of the best young players in Scotland.
The 19-year-old left-back played well for the Bhoys last season and is likely to feature regularly in Brendan Rodgers’s team for the 2016-17 campaign.
The Scotland international is still developing and learning, but he is certainly someone who can go on to establish himself as one of the best defenders in the Scottish Premiership in the coming years.
Wallace has been on the books of Rangers since 2011 and a lot of experience. The 28-year-old left-back was one of the best players for the Gers last season, as they won the Scottish Championship title with ease.
The Scotland international will be determined to showcase his quality in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.
Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring for Celtic