KIERAN TIERNEY, who celebrated Celtic’s 2-1 Hogmanay win from the Ibrox stands, admitted he was delighted to play his part on the pitch during the champions’ pulverising 5-1 performance in Govan.
The 19-year-old international left-back, crocked with an ankle injury, was in among the Hoops fans in the Broomloan Road stand to see Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair strike to make sure of a perfect ending to 2016 for the Parkhead men.
Tierney said: “I remember the last game and, of course, I was in the crowd. I know what it is like to be in there and I know what it is like to be on the pitch now.
“It was brilliant. We are all buzzing and happy about it.”
Leigh Griffiths enjoyed the weekend goal romp, too, and thundered in his 15th of the campaign to double the advantage after Sinclair’s penalty opener.
The striker said: “I was part of the squad on New Year’s Eve and, unfortunately. I didn’t get on the pitch, but just to be a part of that on this occasion was massive for me.”I have had my injuries so far this season, but I am fully fit now and with Moussa’s injury, it gives me a chance to step up and score goals from now until the end of the campaign.
“Saturday was not just about my performance or my goal, it’s about the whole team’s performance.
“We were very professional in the way we went about it.”