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KT’S SWITCH PUZZLE

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KIERAN TIERNEY faces a positional switch at Scotland following the announcement of Andy Robertson as the new international captain.

Scots boss Alex McLeish named the Liverpool left-back as the nation’s new onfield leader as a replacement for Celtic skipper Scott Brown who retired from country duties last season.

Robertson, 24, who was once rejected by the Hoops as a youngster, will retain his club No.3 spot at national level.

That will mean Tierney moving out of his normal place at the champions to accommodate the Anfield defender.

Brendan Rodgers has tried KT in the middle of the Celtic rearguard while ex-Scots gaffer Gordon Strachan has utilised his skills on the right and also just ahead of Robertson on the left.

The 21-year-old Celt will discover what McLeish has in store when he names his team for the friendly against Belgium at Hampden on Friday night.

Robertson will lead out the team against Roberto Martinez’s men and also against Albania in the UEFA Nations League on Monday.

Assistant coach James McFadden agrees with the former Queen’s Park, Dundee United and Hull City defender’s appointment.

He said: “Andy was the obvious choice. We’ve worked with him and the way he was about the camp for the first two friendlies in March was excellent.

“His desire to play for Scotland is unquestionable and I think the fact that he’s done it the hard way, from where he’s come from to get to here and now, is incredible.”

 
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