One of the most notable success stories to come out of Celtic this season has been that of Liam Scales. The Irish central defender has come to the fore for the Hoops in 2023/24.
Under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers, the 25-year-old has taken his game to a new level. Scales recently admitted he is as content as can be. He said (Football Scotland): “I’m happy here and I definitely wouldn’t want to rush away from it. It’s the happiest I’ve been in football these last few months playing every week. If I can do that for as long as I can then brilliant.”
Rodgers returning to Glasgow has been hugely beneficial for Scales. The Hoops gaffer put faith in his fellow countryman to deliver and he has done just that.
In a Glasgow Derby, several domestic games, and in the Champions League, Scales has stood out. His boss has been vastly impressed by him and admitted a new deal could be in the offing. Reacting to this, the defender said: “It’s great to hear the manager say that. It shows I’ve impressed and done what I’ve always wanted to do – get into the team and play regularly.”
The spot Scales has at centre-back is currently his to lose. At the minute, he is keeping the likes of Gustaf Lagerbielke and Maik Nawrocki out of the starting lineup. His rise to prominence has been remarkable, but the Ireland internationalist will want to stay where he is.