Celtic youngster Adam Montgomery has named his biggest coaching inspirations during his time as a player at the Hoops.
The left-sided player has had quite the rise in the last few months and is looking to make a full breakthrough into the first team under Ange Postecoglou.
As quoted by Sun Sport, speaking about some of his biggest coaching inspirations whilst coming through the ranks as a youngster at the club, Montgomery named some familiar names to Celtic supporters such as Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus.
“I have been at Celtic since I was six or seven, so pretty much my whole life. I’ve never been at any other clubs. I just came through the whole academy.
“I would probably say Darren O’Dea has been my biggest influence. He was the one who decided to put me at left-back, so he’s had a massive effect on my career.
“Stephen McManus has been with the first team for a while now, and he has had a massive effect on the club. Greig Robertson too. I had him from under-14s to 18s.
“Now a new gaffer has come in, and everybody is trying to impress. I just have to keep working hard and see how it goes.”
When it comes to rasing through the ranks, there could be much worse inspirations for a player like Montgomery to have to look up to.
Both O’Dea and McManus have been there and done it, with the latter even becoming Celtic captain in his days at the club.
The displays that the 19-year old has put in so far have impressed many Celtic fans, and you would also imagine Ange Postecoglou.
It will be interesting to see the youngsters development throughout this season and if he can become a regular feature in Celtic first-team squads.