CELTIC’S in-form rookie left-back Kieran Tierney has been called into the Scotland international squad by Gordon Strachan.

The 18-year-old defender is one of six Hoops players to get the nod for the friendly game against Denmark at Hampden on March 29.

It’s an accolade for Tierney and a reward for his hard work and amazing progress since taking over from Emilio Izaguirre in the No.3 position earlier this season.

He will be joined in the Scots player pool with his Parkhead team-mates Scott Brown, Craig Gordon, Charlie Mulgrew, Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest.

As CQN pointed out yesterday, new Bhoy Erik Sviatchenko has been brought into the Danish squad for the Tuesday evening game and will now come face-to-face with a few of his colleagues.

Mulgrew, who has missed a chunk of the season through injury, has also been included in the squad for the friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague five days earlier.

Strachan overlooked Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven for both games, but ex-Celtic striker Tony Watt, on loan at Blackburn Rovers from Charlton, has been called up for the meeting against the Czechs.


Versus Czech Republic: Scott Bain, Allan McGregor; Christophe Berra, Gordon Greer, Alan Hutton, Russell Martin, Charlie Mulgrew, Andrew Robertson, Steven Whittaker; Ikechi Anya, Barry Bannan, Darren Fletcher, Kevin McDonald, Kenny McLean, Matt Phillips, Robert Snodgrass; Steven Fletcher, Steven Naismith and Tony Watt.

Versus Denmark: Craig Gordon, David Marshall; Liam Cooper, Gordon Greer, Grant Hanley, Charlie Mulgrew, Kieran Tierney, Steven Whittaker, Liam Bridcutt; Ikechi Anya, Scott Brown, Oliver Burke, James Forrest, John McGinn, Jamie Murphy, Matt Ritchie; Steven Fletcher, Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths. 

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