“They do not give so much thought and attention to defending, to doing the hard work – some of which nobody really sees.
“But KT is different in that he is sound defensively, but he also gives us so much going forward.
“I think he would love to find his name on a list for a Scotland call-up. I think he is ready for it.
“And I believe he will play at that level for his country sooner rather than later, but, of course, it is up to Gordon to make that call, not me.
“He does not need me to do his job for him. However, Kieran has played well in Europe for us this season and has never looked out of his depth.
“Kieran is a player we believe we go to the very top level. He is 18 and he will keep getting better and better and part of that is that he has this unbelievable desire to learn and improve.
“When I first put him into the team I thought he was ready. I had seen him get a little bit of game time and we had seen him in training, but you never can be certain that it will be the same in games.
“I wouldn’t say that it has surprised me how consistent he has been because we recognised what he has, but we have been so pleased because he looks very comfortable there.”
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