KIERAN TIERNEY, who racked up his 53rd game of the season at Ibrox a week ago today, is out of the Premiership clash with Motherwell at Fir Park this afternoon.

The 20-year-old has a calf injury and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has decided to give the left-back a well-earned rest.

He will also miss Scotland’s double-header against Costa Rica at Hampden on Friday and Hungary in Budapest four days later.

That will present international gaffer Alex McLeish with another problem as he was expected to name the defender as skipper in place of team-mate Scott Brown who announced his retirement recently.

However, Rodgers expects the youngster to be back in time for the match against Ross County on March 31.

Calvin Miller is the likely replacement for Tierney today where the Hoops hope to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points with a game in hand.

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