As reported by The Daily Record, Kieran Tierney is set to defy the odds and feature for Scotland against England next month, despite suffering a serious injury in the Scottish Cup Final against Aberdeen.
In the first half of Saturday’s final, Tierney suffered a heavy blow from the arm of Jayden Stockley, a challenge that meant the young full-back had to take a trip to hospital. He understandably looked gutted but in the end delighted Hoops fans everywhere by returning to Hampden after full-time to take his place on the Hampden terrace to lift the Scottish Cup trophy.
Now that warrior spirit is set to help him further with The Daily Record reporting that Tierney is confident of making Scotland’s showdown with England.
The paper say the player has told teammates he will be able to play in the World Cup Qualifier, which kicks off a week on Saturday.
He has also remained in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland side, which was revised from 29 players to 24 yesterday.
It typifies the spirit of Kieran Tierney this season, who always puts it all on the line for his club. If he can put in a similar committed performance for his country next week then it’d be a massive help in their quest to get one over on the ‘Auld Enemy’.