KIERAN Tierney is such a huge player for Celtic, the main man really, so I understand that they will be desperate to get him onto the pitch whenever they can.

With Neil Lennon admitting at the weekend though that he may have to go under the knife to sort out the discomfort in his pelvis, it is only right now that they wrap him in cotton wool and make sure he is fit and raring to go for next season.

I was in a similar position to Kieran when I was a young, having played about 150 games by the time I was his age too, so I know the rigours that come with that and the effect it can have on your body at such a young age.

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He attacks every game and every training session at 100 percent, and he is the type of boy who would run through a brick wall just to play for Celtic, but for his own good, it is time for him to have a break.

He can be a top player well into his thirties if handled correctly, and he has to think about the long-term.