Sport Kieran Tierney returns to training to hand Rodgers boost

17:20  06 april  2018
17:20  06 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Tierney and Griffiths in race to be fit for Ross County

  Tierney and Griffiths in race to be fit for Ross County Celtic return to action this weekend when they take on Ross County at Celtic Park but both Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths are at risk of missing out through injury. First-team coach John Kennedy has revealed that the Scottish pair are in a race to be fit for this weekend’s clash as the club are prepared to wait as long as possible before ruling them out. Tierney was forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad this month due to injury and has been receiving treatment back at Celtic, while Leigh Griffiths has spent the last two months on the sidelines with a calf injury but has been training in recent weeks. “We will know a bit better as the week progresses. Leigh’s back in training with the group again now.” “He’s been out for a period of time so it’s just a case of getting him fit again and back on the pitch to help with the run-in.” Kennedy goes on to state that both Patrick Roberts and Marvin Compper have been working hard in training in their respective fitness bids. “Some of the guys who weren’t away like Patrick Roberts and Marvin Compper have been training hard. Kieran is still receiving treatment but hopefully we will know a bit closer to the game. We will make decisions on them as late as possible.” 10 points clear of Rangers in second with a game in hand, Celtic will hope to go one step closer to securing the league title again this weekend.

He should be back training Thursday," Rodgers said in his press conference. Tierney 's return will come as a huge boost to Rodgers , as the Northern Irish manager looks to complete a second successive treble after stretching their lead at the top of the table to 12 points with a game in hand .

“One or two of the guys have started to return to training , the likes of Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts, but they are still a wee bit of time off the games,” Rodgers said ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup clash against Partick Thistle. Man United Keen On Signing Celtic’s Kieran Tierney This Summer.

Kieran Tierney has returned to Celtic training today, handing Brendan Rodgers a big fitness boost.

The young full-back last featured for Celtic over four weeks ago but returned to training today after missing the Hoops last three games.

Tierney also missed international duty with Scotland, missing the win over Hungary and the defeat to Costa Rica.

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The young Scot picked up the calf injury in the 3-2 win over Rangers in the old firm derby. Now he is back in training, Tierney should be close to returning to first-team action for Celtic.

Callum McGregor has been brought into the side to cover for Tierney, who has been a key absence for Celtic.Tierney’s drive and ability on the left-hand side has been a big miss for Celtic.

Team news: Celtic vs Ross County

  Team news: Celtic vs Ross County Celtic will look closer to their seventh consecutive league title when they face Ross County at Celtic Park on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ side are 10 points clear, with a game in hand next week against Dundee, and may well have the chance of wrapping up the title before the split next month. The Staggies are running out of games to secure their status in the top-flight next season, and relegation would see the highland side drop out for the first time since 2012. With just one win in the last six games against fellow strugglers Dundee, Stuart Kettlewell faces a tough task to keep the Dingwall side up. In their two meetings this season, the Hoops have scored five goals without reply ahead of the 3pm kick-off. Celtic Leigh Griffiths is fit once again for selection having recovered from a long-term calf injury. Kieran Tierney has been ruled out with a calf injury but is expected to be fit next week. Craig Gordon is training again and is closing in on a return to action from a knee injury. Jozo Simunovic is suspended once again after his red card at Ibrox in Celtic’s 3-2 win. Nir Bitton and Jonny Hayes are out for the rest of the season through injury. Ross County Greg Tansey and Chris Eagles remain out alongside long-term absentee Sean Kelly. Celtic defender Jamie Lindsay won’t feature against his parent club.

Shot nine years ago, it’s been watched tens of thousands of times since because it ends with the great Japanese picking out one smiling face in the crowd and handing him his boots for being the best player at training that day. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insists Kieran Tierney is one of

Brendan Rodgers has told the Scottish Herald that Kieran Tierney ‘ trains like a beast’ for Celtic. Celtic are currently nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, and they have two games in hand over second placed Rangers.

Another person spotted at Celtic training was Brendan Rodgers’ son Anton. Anton is currently plying his trade in non-league football in England with Hungerford Town, but trained with Celtic in pre-season.

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Tierney spotted by Italian scout and recommended to Juventus .
Kieran Tierney has been spotted by a prestigious Italian scout, according to The Scotsman. The 20-year-old has been compared to a “young Patrice Evra” by Nicola Liguori in the Italian newspaper Tuttosport. As part of his assessment, the experienced Liguori suggested that Serie A champions Juventus ought to take a look at the Scotsman. Liguori said: “I first saw (Tierney) in an Old Firm game in September 2016; a match of monstrous intensity (with) seven bookings, a red card,” “In the middle of the battle there was a young boy, aged 19, who possessed a Latin technique that set him apart from the rest.” It’s that “Latin technique” that linked the full-back with Manchester United last week, and despite the youngster playing down a potential move away from Celtic Park, the interest in the phenom remains. Appearing in 28 Scottish Premiership games this season, the prospect has also received nine caps for his country. A comparison to the once-imperious Patrice Evra is certainly a strong comparison, but one Liguori felt justified in making: “He is strong in the tackle, he overlaps continuously and has excellent technique. In some ways he reminds me of Evra during his early years at Manchester United.” “We are talking about a 20-year-old who has made 29 assists in the last three seasons. In the current campaign, despite the calf problems he’s suffered in recent weeks, he’s on nine (assists).

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