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Strachan urges Scotland players to learn from 19-year-old Celtic star

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has encouraged his side to show the bravery that youngster Kieran Tierney has shown for Celtic this past season, when they take on England next Saturday at Hampden Park.

The 19-year-old Tierney is expected to play for Scotland in the World Cup qualifier though he will likely need to wear protection on his face after being injured by the stray arm of Aberdeen striker Jayden Stockley during the Scottish Cup final last weekend.

The youngster had to be taken to hospital after the unfortunate incident and lost two teeth; he however has made himself available for international duty this weekend.

Strachan praised the youngster and encouraged his other players to show the same courage, saying, “Yes, absolutely. Be brave and stand up and win individual battles and don’t be scared of the occasion or what you’re playing against.

“That’s why Kieran’s very important. He’s not scared of anybody but he’s not arrogant. He has a real belief in himself to go one to one with anybody which, as I say, is very unusual in football.”