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‘I’LL PLAY ANYWHERE,’ KT

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KIERAN TIERNEY has told boss Alex McLeish he will play ANYWHERE to help out Scotland.

The Celtic left-back has been moved into a more central defensive role for his nation to accommodate new captain Andy Robertson.

Tierney, 21, said: “The manager trusts me in another position which is great.

“I have played there a few times for Celtic, so I am familiar to a certain extent and I am enjoying learning a new position, as well.”

Asked for his preference, the fans’ favourite answered: “The same as every other footballer – on the pitch.

“It is up to the manager where he plays me, but everybody knows in which position I play.

“As long as you are on the park, you do your best for the country.”

Liverpool’s Robertson, who was rejected by the Hoops as a youngster, and Tierney are both likely to figure from the start in tonight’s UEFA Nations League opener against Albania at Hampden.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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