LIAM SCALES admits he is in the dark as far as his Celtic career is concerned.

The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international defender turned in an impressive performance in the Hoops’ 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Aviva Stadium yesterday.

Brendan Rodgers pitched the player in from the start with Carl Starfelt, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Yuki Kobayashi and £4.3million signing Maik Nawrocki all unavailable for a variety of reasons.

HOME SWEET HOME…Liam Scales after the 1-1 stalemate at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Scales performed admirably alongside Stephen Welsh for the first 67 minutes before the former Scotland Under-21 skipper was replaced by youngster Ben McPherson.

The Irishman, enjoying something of a homecoming in Dublin, spent last term on loan at Aberdeen and Barry Robson, who took over from the axed Jim Goodwin shortly after the turn of the year, would welcome the player back to Pittodrie for the upcoming campaign.

Whether that opportunity arises remains to be seen and Scales said: “I don’t know what’s ahead of me, I just want to do as well as I can and make as good of an impression as I can.”

Reflecting on the action in front of a 30,000 audience, the versatile back-four operator continued: “Wolves are a top side full of brilliant players and it was a step up, although the opposition in Japan was really strong.

“I think we matched them and created as much, if not more chances.

“We were unlucky as the penalty was dubious. We could have had four or five goals and I think it was a really good performance against top opposition as that’s the level we will face when we’re in Europe.

“It’s good to see what level we can get to.”

PICK IT OUT…Liam Scales races away after netting Celtic’s final goal in a 3-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice in December 2021. Sitting it out is keeper Benji Siegrist, who joined the Hoops last summer. 

Praising the excellent turn-out from the Hoops supporters in Dublin, Scales, speaking to Celtic TV, added: “There’s a massive connection there, so it was great and to play 90 minutes and put in a good performance as a team was nice.

“The atmosphere was great with a lot of Celtic fans travelling from Glasgow and the Irish fans always bring a voice so it was nice.

“I saw my mum and dad yesterday in the hotel and met up with family. I had a few people I had to refuse tickets because I couldn’t get enough, but it’s great to be back and I enjoyed that.

“We came in on the bus and the streets were full and people were having a good laugh and I got a good feeling from that.

“It just shows you that there’s a massive following here.

“For a lot of young kids, it might be their first chance to watch Celtic play and we put on a good performance for them.”


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