Glimpse of the future? Dundee's Cammy Kerr may have caught Celtic's eye

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the game

The 21-year-old impressed during Dundee's narrow defeat to Celtic on Sunday.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the game

While the competition between Kieran Tierney and Emilio Izaguirre means Celtic are hardly lacking in quality options on the left of defence, it’s a slightly different story on the right.

Mikael Lustig may have signed a new contract until 2019 recently but he’s hit 30 now and his best years surely lay behind him. And Christian Gamboa, despite recent improvements, still appears yet to fully convince Brendan Rodgers that he is worthy of a regular place in the side.

Therefore, you could forgive Celtic fans for eyeing up Dundee right-back Cammy Kerr during his mightily impressive performance in Sunday’s narrow 2-1 win, a result that puts them on the verge of the title.

The 21-year-old, a season ticket holder at Dens Park since his childhood days, has cemented his place in the starting XI this season, beginning 28 Scottish Premiership matches in a stand-out breakthrough campaign.

With Celtic putting the hosts under huge pressure early on and the defence around him creaking, Kerr demonstrated maturity beyond his years to prevent Brendan Rodgers’ side cutting Dundee apart early on. His character matches his quality.

Celtic's Kieran Tierney in action with Dundee's Cammy Kerr

Impressive at either end, Kerr defended astutely and also pushed forwards with intelligence, utilising the ball well and often making the right decision.

On the whole, he looked an extremely talented prospect and will surely have caught the eye of esteemed talent-spotter Rodgers.

He’s one for the future, and with the Northern Irishman wanting to build a legacy at Celtic, young, homegrown talent should be top of his list of priorities.

Let’s hope Gordan Strachan, who didn’t pick a single right-back in his recent Scotland squad, was watching the same game.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

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