Celtic centre-half Cameron Carter-Vickers has opened up on what has been a frustrating season.

The imposing defender has suffered several injury issues throughout the campaign to date. Manager Brendan Rodgers has had to manage him carefully because his importance to the team is colossal.

To the backline, Carter-Vickers brings the utmost stability. His sheer presence helps stabilise things at the back.

He captained the side at Tynecastle but couldn’t help prevent a disappointing 2-0 loss. Poor refereeing decisions cost The Bhoys but before the match, the American internationalist opened up on his injury struggles.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carter-Vickers admitted that the current campaign has been the most arduous of his career so far but not solely because of results: “It’s probably been a bit frustrating for me personally, with the injuries”, he said.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic
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“It’s probably one of the only seasons I’ve really had where I’ve been injured as much as this.

“It’s been mentally probably frustrating more than anything.”

One of the key factors of Celtic’s poor form this season has been a lack of consistency in the defence. Alongside Carter-Vickers, the likes of Stephen Welsh, Maik Nawrocki, Alistair Johnston, and Greg Taylor have all been injured at one point or another throughout the campaign.

Liam Scales has been one of the only ever-present members of the backline but with Carter-Vickers returning to fitness, the pair will want to conjure up a solidified partnership that can help the Celts retain their title.


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