KEIRAN TIERNEY’S first World Cup adventure ended in misery with the 2-2 stalemate in Slovenia on Sunday.
However, the 20-year-old defender is now focusing on the challenge to Celtic with three huge games coming up.
Brendan Rodgers’ men get their bid for seven titles in a row back on track against Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday.
Then the Irishman will prepare his troops for the midweek trip to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League followed three days later with the Betfred League Cup semi-final against Neil Lennon’s Hibs at Hampden.
Skipper Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong, who were forced to sit out Scotland’s last two crunch internationals against Slovakia and the Slovenians, are both racing to be fit to play their part.
Tierney, though, is delighted one man will be there to lead the charge – Leigh Griffiths, who zipped in the opener on Sunday night that had his nation 38 minutes from a possible play-off place.
The full-back said: “Leigh is brilliant. He makes me look good!
“He is able to make a chance out of nothing from some of the balls in that I give him and he is another I think who has developed loads from playing in the Champions League.
“His running, his hold-up play, his eye for goal and his ability to get on the end of something and make a yard of space have all helped him grow into a top-level striker.”
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