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TIERNEY WILL WEAR GUM SHIELD AGAINST ENGLAND

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KIERAN TIERNEY will have a gum shield fitted to allow to play in the World Cup qualifier against England on Saturday.

Gordon Strachan confirmed the teenage Celtic defender would be able to play after a medical assessment today.

The Hoops left-back was substituted in the first-half of his team’s 2-1 Scottish Cup Final win over Aberdeen on May 27 after being on the end of a flailing arm from Jayden Stockley.

Strachan said: “He told me last week he would be fine.

” It is just a matter of getting a gum shield made. There is no pain there really, it is just making sure he doesn’t get a knock in that area.

“But he is ready to go.

“He joined in some of the training this morning, wanted to do a bit more, but we thought ‘better not’, just in case we have an accident.

“However, he is in a right good place at the moment.”

 
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