Scales continuing his astonishing rise to the top…
Liam Scales suffered a blow with the rest of his Irish teammates as they lost by a solitary goal to Holland in Amsterdam last night. But for Liam on a personal level, it will be a further feather in his cap to have have made another start for his country while performing well against a decent Dutch side in a narrow 1-0 defeat.
Liam has more than hold his own against some of the best in Europe in the first few months of the season with Celtic and last night he didn’t look out of place facing players such as Cody Gapko, Wout Weghorst and Xavi Simons.
Despite the eventual score-line, playing well against such a calibre of player on a regular basis will do Liam and Celtic the world of good. It can only be beneficial. And despite this defeat Liam Scales can hold his head high and can be proud of his form this season both internationally and domestically.
He’s a player who’s shown he’s made of strong stuff while also having the ability to succeed at a high level. If he continues this form, he can be a Celtic and Ireland regular for years to come. And it looks like he’s going to be very difficult to shift out of the Celtic starting eleven, making it frustrating for the likes of summer signings Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke who probably figured that they’d be featuring regularly for Celtic this season alongside Cameron Carter-Vickers as the three main choices for the two central defensive spots in the team.
The incredible emergence of Liam Scales has changed all that and full credit to the Irishman for making it happen.