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Celtic defender Kieran Tierney ruled out of next Scotland game

Celtic’s interim manager Neil Lennon may have discovered the bad news that defender Kieran Tierney has been ruled out of Scotland’s next game during the international break.

Scotland play away at Kazakhstan on Thursday night before travelling to San Marino at the weekend, with big games European Championship qualifiers.

Scotland have confirmed (Twitter) that Tierney will be sidelined against Kazakhstan, but there is no update on if he will be available for the following match.

International boss Alex McLeish is already without Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson and is now also missing the Celtic left-back too.

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Celtic defender Tierney is suffering with a groin injury (Daily Record) ahead of Kazakhstan and he skipped training on Tuesday.

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It would be a big blow to Lennon if Tierney didn’t return from the international break available for club duty.

The Bhoys have a huge fixture in the Old Firm derby against Rangers on 31 March and they should be hoping for revenge after losing to them in the last meeting.

Celtic also hold a 10-point gap over second-placed Rangers in the league and don’t want to give them even a sniff back into the title race.

Tierney is one of the most consistent performers in the Celtic XI and would be a significant absentee against Rangers if unavailable.

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