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Tierney savouring festive fixture list after last year's injury misery

 

By Robert Jones

Kieran Tierney has no complaints about Celtic's punishing December schedule after sitting it out last year through injury.

The 20-year-old Hoops left-back missed three months of last season between October and January after sustaining a serious ligament injury in training.

Aberdeen are the visitors to Celtic Park today for the top-of-the-table clash, and it will be the seventh of nine games this month for Brendan Rodgers' league leaders.

However, Tierney is happy to be kept busy. The Scotland defender said: "Last Christmas I was out and I was gutted. Seeing the team winning and playing well, you always want to be a part of that. So I don't care how many games there are, it is just good to be involved.

"It has been constant for everyone for 18 months, you don't get a break with the internationals, but we will look forward to three big games first."

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