Kieran Tierney tipped for the top after shining in Europe for Celtic | Ewan Murray

Talented defender has attracted a host of admirers with his dynamic displays as he prepares to sign off in the Champions League against Anderlecht

Kieran Tierney has made a habit of bucking trends. Where emerging youngsters in Scotland would be readily coaxed by the bright lights and brighter pay cheques of the Premier League, Tierney has no such short-term aspiration at all.

Attitude and application have denied Scotland a host of footballers who shone in their youth but Tierney displays a level of determination which sets him apart from his peers. When Anderlecht visit Celtic needing to win by three goals or more to knock the home side out of the Europa League qualifying spot on Tuesday, the left-back will be afforded his latest chance to continue a process of learning which has seen scouts line up to file recommendations.

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