David Hay makes a suggestion regarding Anthony Ralston

Anthony Ralston of Celtic looks dejected as Kylain Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain...

Could Celtic defender Anthony Ralston play for the Scotland national football team in the future?

Paris Saint-Germain's French striker Kylian Mbappe runs away from Celtic's Scottish defender Anthony Ralston (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and...

David Hay has suggested in The Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic defender Anthony Ralston could establish himself in the Scotland national football team.

Ralston is 18 years of age and operates as a right-back. Although the youngster is not guaranteed a place in the Celtic starting lineup, his performances so far this season have been encouraging.

The Scotland Under-21 international gave a good account of himself while playing for the Hoops against Paris Saint-Germain at Celtic Park in their opening Champions League game this season.

Juan Camara (L) of Barcelona and Anthony Ralston (R) of Celtic during the International Champions Cup series match between Barcelona and Celtic at Aviva Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Dublin,...

Former Celtic midfielder and manager Hay has suggested that Ralston could establish himself as Scotland’s right-back when their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign gets underway.

“As Tierney progresses he may well become a natural central defender in the later stages of his career, but for now he belongs on the left where it looks very natural,” Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times.

“That may give rise to a problem on the right for Scotland, However, while it is early days yet I wonder if Anthony Ralston could end up on that other flank as the next campaign starts to build.”

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian striker Neymar (L) gestures to Celtic's Scottish defender Anthony Ralston during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Paris...

Celtic have a number of players in the current Scotland squad, including Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney.

Given that the Hoops have the best squad in the country, it is not surprising that they have providing the national team with a lot of the players.

Ralston could become a figure in the Scotland senior team, but for now he needs to work hard in training and get as much playing time as he can for Celtic.

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