CELTIC Football Club were the first to offer their congratulations to teenage left-back Kieran Tierney who has been voted the Scotland’s Young Player of the Year award.
The honour comes just a week after he won Celtic’s equivalent award and simply emphasises the defender’s remarkable progress this season.
Tierney made his first team debut against Dundee at Dens Park just over a year ago, but has made the No.3 slot his own in recent months after replacing Honduran ace Emilio Izaguirre.
The Youth Academy graduate, born in Douglas on the Isle of Man and brought up in Wishaw, won his first full Scotland cap when he played in the first-half of the 1-0 win over Denmark at Hampden two months ago.
Tierney, who has now made 32 appearances for his boyhood idols, is highly rated by international boss Gordon Strachan and is a certainty to be included in future squads with games against Italy and France coming up.