Brendan Rodgers urges Scotland to use Kieran Tierney at left back

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says the next Scotland boss will get the “maximum” out of Ladbrokes Premiership player of the month Kieran Tierney as a left-back.

The 20-year-old played right-back for Gordon Strachan and interim boss Malky Mackay used him as a left-sided centre-back against Netherlands.

Kieran Tierney is presented with the Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month award for October. Picture: SNS Group

Kieran Tierney is presented with the Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month award for October. Picture: SNS Group

But Rodgers said: “His best position is left-back and, if he plays left-back for Scotland, they will gain the maximum out of a super-talented young player.

“You see his threat when he plays as a full-back or a wide player in a 3-4-3.”

Tierney, right,who said of his award, “It is my first one, I am delighted with it and couldn’t have done it without the boys” captained the Scots for the first time in the 1-0 defeat by the Dutch.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill is the SFA’s No 1 target to be the new Scotland manager.