Brendan Rodgers has declared Kieran Tierney SHOULD be fit for Celtic’s crunch Europa League tie against Salzburg on Thursday after missing out on Celtic’s emphatic win against Kilamrnock on a Saturday afternoon.
Kieran has played a lot of games so far this season and the Celtic manager is wary of burning the defender out.
Emilio Izaguirre was brought in to help Kieran out and he did very well against Kilmarnock.
However, Celtic fans will be keen to see their first choice left back be in the starting XI come Thursday and Rodgers is hoping that will be the case.
🗣️ BR: "@kierantierney1 should be fine and ready for Thursday. He had a slight issue around his groin area and we didn't want to risk it. He wants to play every second of every game but you need to be sensible about it." #CELKIL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 8, 2018
Celtic know just a point will be enough against Salzburg on Thursday to make sure of qualification.
However, Rodgers has been very wary of setting up for a draw at Celtic Park and is keen to go for the win.
The bhoys will have to put in a big performance to make the last 32.