CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers says that Kieran Tierney will not be affected by speculation around his future amid interest in him from English Premier League club Everton.

Tierney made a rare error as Celtic went down to a 1-0 friendly defeat to Bohemians 1905 in the second match of their Austrian pre-season tour, but Rodgers was pleased by the overall performance of the 21-year-old.

And he says that he has no worries about his player losing focus after having a sit-down with him at their training camp, despite his error in the match yesterday.

“As long as it doesn’t happen in games that matter!” Rodgers said. “I think he was surprised a wee bit by the pass but that is okay and apart from that he was very good.

“He is very committed and nothing changes. He is a good boy and I had a long chat with him just about keeping his focus really.

“These things you can’t control. “You just need to stay focused on keeping yourself fit and ready for the games.”

Rodgers says that the club are yet to receive a bid from Everton for Tierney, although an offer in the region of £25million is expected to come at some point down the line.

“If something comes in then fine but he just needs to go out and concentrate because it is an important part of the season as we get ready for a long season ahead,” Rodgers said. “He is absolutely fine.”