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Sunday 24 September 2017

Bhoy Tierney loving life at Celtic

Celtic's Kieran Tierney (centre) and team-mates celebrate winning the league
Celtic's Kieran Tierney (centre) and team-mates celebrate winning the league

Kieran Tierney is playing with a smile on his face as his career at Celtic continues on an upward curve.

The 19-year-old left-back has been one of the many star performers in Brendan Rodgers' Ladbrokes Premiership-winning team who remain unbeaten domestically this season.

Tierney has continued his progression under the Northern Irishman and has become a feature of Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad.

The former Parkhead youth player, who is savouring every minute of the campaign and preparing for the visit of Partick Thistle tonight, said: "I have worked hard every day, as I did last year, and hopefully I have improved as a player. I enjoy every game for Celtic, no matter what game it is. That's what I am here to do, play with a smile on my face.

"I have been lasting 90 minutes easier this season and played more games consistently.

"The training has been a lot harder so the fitness has come from that.

"The manager says my composure has improved from the games he watched of me last season, and I have more assists this year as well, but there are little bits of my game I need to work on."

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