KIERAN TIERNEY has been a stand-out stand-in skipper when Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig haven’t been available.
But the Scotland international left-back admitted he has much to do before he can consider himself ready to take on the captaincy on a consistent basis.
Tierney said: “My biggest honour was captaining the team in a competitive match.
“To do that at 20 years of age was unbelievable and beyond my dreams. I love that responsibility.
“Broony is the No.1 captain and the best you can work under. He is so influential in the changing room and he just commands every game as he runs the midfield.
“It would be brilliant to one day be captain, but I have a long way to go and a lot of learning to do before I would ever be named captain.
“The manager has given me a taste of it a couple of times and I will learn from that and take more responsibility from those matches where I have to take charge.”
Tierney certainly had reason to remember his stint as skipper against Kilmarnock in the Betfred League Cup-tie at Parkhead on August 8.
The youngster scored one of the goals of the season so far with an unstoppable 40-yard drive that ripped past the helpless Jamie MacDonald into the roof of the net on the way to a 5-0 Hoops success.
KT’s effort against Aberdeen last month wasn’t bad, either!
* Kieran Tierney was talking to the Celtic View, on sale now.
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