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Celtic: Montgomery highly-rated by Postecoglou

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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.

He’s featured in 437 minutes of action, taking his Celtic career tally to 509 in 13 games.

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?

Yes, 100%

Yes, 100%

No, not ready!

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.

In other news: ‘I have never heard’ – McLeish baffled by something happening behind the scenes at Celtic. 

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