‘Absolutely brilliant! The hard work has paid off for Ryan Christie,’ Tierney

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CELTIC will not take anything for granted tomorrow night at Dens Park. Brendan Rodgers has already spoken today about the tough challenges his team has faced in previous trips to the City of Discovery since he took over as Celtic manager.

“We’ve always had a tough game away to Dundee. We’ll prepare for a difficult game but our aim is to go there and collect another three points,” Brendan said.

And Kieran Tierney has talking about tomorrow’s game, making it clear that Celtic will show Jim McIntyre’s side the respect that they deserve.

“There’s no complacency with us. We know it is going to be hard game, and whether their run of form is good or bad, we know it’s always going to be a tough game. So we’re looking to get a good result and hopefully we can do that,” KT said.

The young left back has been cheered up by Celtic’s return to form over the past three domestic matches which has seen them score 13 goals and create so many chances that the total could easily have been doubled.

“We’re getting back to the way we want it, in the right direction anyway, and we hope we continue that. Nothing has changed in what we do in training,” Tierney noted.

“It was always going to click in a game, it was the St Johnstone game where we got six goals which was great for us, and after that we’ve had a few goals in each game, so to continue that form would be amazing.”

With so many injuries to contend with Tierney reckons that the strength in depth within the Celtic sad has been a major plus point in recent weeks. He points to Ryan Christie, who has been patient in waiting for his chance to shine, and did so in weather spectacular fashion in the second half at Murrayfield on Sunday. KT was delighted for his team-mate.

“Ryan has been a hard worker for as long as I have known him. He works hard in training, whether he is in the team or not. Even when he went on loan, he worked hard and it has paid off for him, the experience he gained at Aberdeen as well.

“He came on in the semi-final and changed the game for us. His finish was absolutely brilliant, and we see him doing that in training.

“To have depth and competition in every position is great because you can’t take your foot off the gas. If you’re not performing someone else will come in and perform. So it forces everybody to be at their best all the time.”

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‘I’m fully fit, I just had cramps in the calf,’ Ajer eyes Dens Park role…See HERE.

“Ibrox might have set the tone,” Boxer Bain enjoys another Knock-Out Sunday…See HERE.

Despite Porto’s £15million bid Ntcham is ‘happy to be at Celtic’…See HERE.

Jim Craig – Brian O’Neill stuns Ibrox with a late Celtic winner…See HERE.

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