Should Celtic bring Stephen O'Donnell back seven years after releasing him?

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre on April 27, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stephen O'Donnell's fine Scottish Premiership form for Kilmarnock has earned him a place in the Scotland squad, but is he good enough for Celtic?

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre on April 27, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

You have got to hand it to Celtic.

Aberdeen were hoping to keep Ryan Christie once his 18-month loan spell from the Scottish champions came to an end but, rather than simply let the 22-year-old play-maker go, Brendan Rodgers handed him a new deal and plans to include him in the first-team next season, according to the Express.

Ryan Christie of Aberdeen takes on Andrew Rose of Motherwell during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 14, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

But should Celtic consider bringing back another player who, as a youngster, was initially deemed not good enough for the green and white shirt?

Celtic released Stephen O’Donnell after just two years in the Celtic academy between 2009 and 2011. But, seven years later, the 6ft left-back is hitting the peak of his career, being called up to the Scotland squad to replace the injured Barry Douglas after a fine season at Kilmarnock.

Stephen O'Donnell of Kilmarnock vies with Calvin Miller of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

26-year-old O’Donnell was one of the best left-backs in the country as Steve Clarke’s Killie exceeded all expectations, scoring four and setting up a further five for the Rugby Park club.

And with Celtic lacking any sort of experienced cover for Kieran Tierney, who himself is a man in demand with Atletico Madrid reportedly the latest European giant to express an interest, perhaps now is the time to consider handing O’Donnell a second chance at Parkhead.

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