KEIRAN TIERNEY has revealed he will NOT ask Brendan Rodgers for a stint at right-back ahead of Scotland’s World Cup crunch qualifier against England in June.

The 19-year-old Celtic defender switched flanks in the 1-0 win over Slovenia last month with Andy Robertson on the left.

And Tierney may be asked to remain in the No.2 position by international boss Gordon Strachan when Gareth Southgate’s men come to Hampden.

The youngster said: “I’ll play where I’m told, no matter who with or whereabouts.

“Working on my right foot is something I do anyway, whether it is with Scotland playing right-back or playing left-back here.

“It is just a weakness I have and something I need to work on.”

Tierney missed over three months of first-team action after sustaining ankle ligament damage and battling to overcome a shoulder problem.

Despite the Hoops sealing their sixth successive title at the weekend, the player will not request time off as the season draws to a close.

He added: “We’ve not spoken about that and I’m not too bothered – I’d play every game I possibly can.

“I have worked hard every day and I did the same last year. I hope I’ve improved as a player.

“I’ve been lasting 90 minutes easier this season, I’ve played more games consistently and the training’s been a lot harder.

“The manager goes on about my composure and that’s improved since the games he watched last season.”

Tierney is one of six Celtic players to be included in the last game – along with Craig Gordon, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths.

There could be a very short break for the Hoops stars before the Champions League qualifiers kick off. 


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