SCOTLAND coach Stuart McCall believes the influence of Scott Brown has rubbed off on Kieran Tierney.
The exciting 18-year-old left-back is standing by to make his full international debut in the friendly against Denmark in Glasgow tomorrow night.
McCall played against the defender in a bounce game and laughed: “The first time I saw him up close and personal, I could tell he was the son of Broony!
“He had his shirt sleeves rolled up while everyone else was freezing. He is definitely styling his clothing on his captain. That is no bad thing.
“I was on the other team at Hampden and he was playing up and down the left, and he linked up well with Jamie Murphy. A pass got left short and I thought he was going to top me because he came steaming in. He likes a tackle.
“He’s not over-confident and arrogant, but he has belief. He wants the ball and he has been telling Grant Hanley to give him the ball. That is good. When I was first called up for Scotland, I was 26. I was just happy to be there, to take a throw-in now and again.
“I can remember Gary McAllister came in at the same time as me. Craig Brown asked: ‘Can anyone take free-kicks?’ Gary Mac pushed in and said: ‘I’ll do it! I’ll do it!’ I was a bit shy.
“But Tierney has already made an impression with his enthusiasm and his willingness to get on the ball.”