Chris Sutton delivers harsh criticism of Celtic's Kieran Tierney

Former Celtic players Henrik Larsson (C) and Chris Sutton (R) talk prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12,...

The Celtic ace has been superb for Brendan Rodgers' side this season.

Tinchy Stryder, Simon Webbe, guest, Anthony Costa and Chris Sutton at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards on May 26, 2015 in London, England.

Ex-Hoops star Chris Sutton raved about the huge potential of Kieran Tierney, when writing his regular column for the Daily Record, but he did have one word of criticism for the 20-year-old full-back.

The Scotland international has been in sensational form of late for Celtic, impressing with his incredibly consistent levels of performance, and the maturity with which he applies himself.

Tierney has made 15 appearances for the Glasgow giants this term, and unfortunately for the Hoops, his fine displays have not gone unnoticed, as his stock within the game continues to rise.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 27:Alexandru Chipciu of RSC Anderlecht and Kieran Tierney of Celtic battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC...

Sutton though, who scored 86 goals during a five-and-a-half year spell at Celtic Park, highlighted how there is still room for improvement in the youngster's game, when writing his regular column for the Daily Record:

"If I had one criticism of Tierney at this stage of his development, it would be the consistency of final ball. He gets into sensational positions with his pace and his timing, but he doesn’t always get it spot on."

Kieran Tierney of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at Celtic Park on August 16, 2017 in...

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At just 20 years of age, however, Tierney has plenty of time to improve, and making such criticisms of his game at this early stage of his career seems a little harsh to say the very least.

And if his progression and development continues along its' current trajectory, Celtic will have a seriously good player on their hands - one that they might find hard to keep hold of.

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