In recent weeks, Celtic fans have been left wondering who would fill the void left by the absence of their club captain Scott Brown. He has been struggling with a calf strain for a number of weeks now. However, Celtic have recently been in fine form. The likes of Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie have stepped up in his absence.
But longer term, Celtic also have a teenage talent that they should consider as a long-term replacement for the 33-year-old captain.
When Celtic dealt out a thrashing to Hearts at the weekend, Brendan Rodgers called up 18-year-old Kerr McInroy to the squad.
He did not feature, but his mere presence alone should have Celtic fans excited.
The teenager shares many qualities with the club’s current talisman. An energetic deep midfielder with an eye for a strong tackle, he can also pop up with the odd goal when wanted. He has impressed at under-17 and under-19 level for Scotland and is considered a potential future international.
Tireless in his midfield work, McInroy is certainly the type of young player Celtic fans will want to see make it at the club.
Of course, this was just a call-up. He still needs to make his debut for the club but Celtic fans can be excited that he is now on Rodgers’ radar.
The teenager has the qualities to become Celtic’s next Scott Brown, if he can take his chances when they come. Hopefully, before the end of the season, Celtic will see him making his first-team debut for the Bhoys.