Celtic manager Ronny Deila has made the decision to start teenager full-back Kieran Tierney in tonight’s Europa League tie with Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
The Hoops’ regular left-back Emilio Izaguirre is out through suspension, meaning Deila had to choose between Tierney and Manchester United loanee Tyler Blackett.
However despite Blackett’s Premier League experience, the Norwegian has placed his faith with the 18-year-old Scot.
And as you’d expect with the news regarding such a crucial decision reaching social media before kick-off, Celtic fans were quick to give their two cents.
While some argued about Tierney’s ability at the highest level, others heralded the youngster claiming he has all the attributes to succeed.
What most fans definitely agreed on, however, was that it’s a massive night for the star from the Isle of Man:
At the age at 18 Kieran Tierney making his debut for celtic in europa?? at 18 year old a was sitting in ma room watching deal or no deal
— ㊙™Īmran (@ImmyBhoy69) October 1, 2015
Best of luck to Kieran Tierney tonight. A great, and well deserved, opportunity for him.
— Maley's Bhoys (@MaleysBhoys) October 1, 2015
Prayin Kieran Tierney plays well!
— Lewis Rankin (@LewisRankin3) October 1, 2015
Kieran Tierney. An 18 year old from nearby muirhouse starting for Celtic in a massive game. He could have regi blinker and I'd still be ????
— Daniel O'Neill (@DanielONeill95) October 1, 2015
Nani has more premier league titles than Kieran tierney has appearances
— Michael Robertson (@Michael_R97) October 1, 2015
Big night for Kieran Tierney. Wonder if the system might resemble that used in Amsterdam, more a 4-3-3 than the usual 4-2-3-1.
— Andy McDougall (@andymcd90) October 1, 2015
Great news for young Kieran Tierney starting tonight agains Fenerbaçhe #Celticfc
— Dr Davie Adam EngD (@DrDavieAdam) October 1, 2015
Happy with that team given the circumstances. What an opportunity for Tierney this is. Expecting the worst but hoping for the best.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) October 1, 2015
Not so sure about Kieran Tierney starting at LB, big ask of the young boy.
— joe woods (@joewoods88) October 1, 2015
Celtic will be hoping to take all three points tonight after being held by Ajax in their Europa League opener in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile in the other game from Celtic’s group, Ajax take on Molde – who managed to record a shock win against Fenerbache on match day one.