Hay names three players who have been excellent for Celtic this season

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

James Forrest, Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor are former Celtic midfielder and manager David Hay’s picks.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic and Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrate victroy after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

David Hay has picked in The Glasgow Evening Times three Celtic players who have been excellent so far this season.

The former Celtic midfielder and manager has stated that winger James Forrest, left-back Kieran Tierney and midfielder Callum McGregor have been excellent for the Glasgow giants so far this campaign.

James Forrest of Celtic in action during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round, Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at Celtic Park Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

“But I think that these three have been excellent this season,” Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times about Forrest, Tierney and McGregor.

“All three have come through the academy system at Celtic as we know but we have seen is a willingness to keep learning and improving and they have lifted it a level again this season. “

Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates after he scores his second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park Stadium on September 30,...

It is hard to argue against Hay’s claim, as Forrest, Tierney and McGregor all are playing well at the moment.

The return to Celtic on another loan deal from Manchester City of Patrick Roberts in the summer transfer window has only spurred 26-year-old Forrest to raise his game, while McGregor, 24, has established himself as a key figure in manager Brendan Rodgers’s midfielder.

Tierney has been universally hailed for his performances so far this season, and rightly so.

The 20-year-old Scotland international left-back, who has also operated as a central defender at times this season, is one of the best young players in his position in Europe.

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