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‘KT WILL BE OK,’ HOOPS BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS dismissed Kieran Tierney injury fears after the left-back limped off before the end of last night’s goalless draw against Rosenborg in Trondheim.

There was a scare the Scotland international would miss Celtic’s Premiership opener against Livingston at Parkhead on Saturday and the first leg of the Champions League third round qualifier against AEK Athens in Glasgow on Wednesday.

However, the Hoops boss confirmed: “It was a bit of cramp. Probably could have played on, but we just wanted to make sure we would close the game out with fully-fit players. He should be fine.”

Near the end, Tierney went down holding his left thigh and had to have treatment. He resumed, but was forced to go off in the 85th minute.

Rodgers had to shuffle his backline as he brought on Mikael Lustig for his first appearance of the season in his usual right-back position.

Cristian Gamboa, who has put in a good shift in that slot, moved over to the left for the remainder of the encounter.

 
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