Celtic reporter Kieran Devlin has claimed Ange Postecoglou is a big fan of Hoops youngster Adam Montgomery.
The Lowdown: Montgomery’s season
Montgomery has been used on multiple occasions during the current campaign, making 11 appearances in all competitions so far.
The versatile left-sided teenager, who was on just £30-a-week last season, has remained fit following injuries to Greg Taylor and Josip Juranovic, with Postecoglou also using Boli Bolingoli at left-back in recent weeks.
The Latest: Devlin’s claim
Devlin, Celtic’s correspondent for The Athletic, shared a story on Monday, looking at the club’s left-back mess.
Within his report, he claimed that Montgomery is highly rated by Postecoglou at Lennoxtown, however, the Hoops boss is wary of managing the 19-year-old’s time on the pitch.
Devlin claims that there is the impression Montgomery could be viewed as the long-term solution at left-back, with Postecoglou believing he is predominantly a left-back rather than a winger.
Should Montgomery start against Aberdeen?
No, not ready!
The Verdict: Time for a league start?
All but two of Montgomery’s appearances this season have come as a left-back, so after the Hoops’ Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen in the week, perhaps it is time to hand the youngster a first Scottish Premiership start.
Celtic have seen first-hand with Stephen Welsh how a Hoops youngster can impress when given the opportunity, so a trip to Pittodrie against Aberdeen on the weekend could be an ideal chance for Montgomery to prove his worth from the off.
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