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​Celtic defender Tierney compared to former Man City, West Ham defender Pearce

Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee has compared Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney with former England international Stuart Pearce.

Tierney suffered a nasty mouth injury in the Scottish Cup final, and he will face England in World Cup qualifier on Sunday wearing a gumshield.

McGhee says that Tierney embodies the spirit of Pearce, who was nicknamed "Physcho" and earned a reputation for his passion on the pitch during his playing days.

McGhee said: "Stuart Pearce is a good example, a great comparison.

"That blood-on-the-face-and-head type of guy is Kieran. It's the way you expect him to be, with his determination and aggression.

"In time he'll be a player who, simply by playing against him, players will be intimidated. He might not intimidate people yet because they don't know him well enough.

Vyom Chaudhary
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