Celtic presenter Paul John Dykes has claimed that he does not feel as if Adam Montgomery’s best position is at left-back.
More recently, the club’s last two games – against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League and Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League – has seen the youngster manage 90 minutes in each, starting as a left-back (via Transfermarkt).
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However, while speaking on the A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Dykes explained why he prefers to see Montgomery go forward, instead of being asked to do the more defensive side of the game.
He said: “I like Montgomery far more offensively, I really do. I mean, see when he goes for a run, he glides past players, he’s got a real knack of doing that.
“I think he’s a very, very talented young man. But I’m not convinced he’s left-back. I really am not convinced he’s a left-back.”
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Still just 19 years old, there is every chance Montgomery could be developed and moulded either into a more attacking or defensive player.
Perhaps manager Ange Postecoglou will agree with Dykes’ suggestion that he is more suited to a role further up the pitch as he gets more game time. But with Taylor out injured, Montgomery may have to continue the next few months playing largely as a defender.