Nobody at Celtic has enjoyed as meteoric a rise this season as Liam Scales. It is hard to believe that even a few months ago, most people believed that his Parkhead career was as good as over. He had spent the previous campaign out on loan at Aberdeen and even though he did well, there did not seem to be much scope for getting playing time for the Hoops.
As a result, there was a lot of talk about a potential exit. Aberdeen was believed to be his most likely destination.
Things changed when a number of Celtic centre-backs got injured early in the season. The club could no longer part ways with Scales.
It resulted in him finding himself in the starting XI out of the blue. Most fans believed that that was going to be the case for a short period of time and when the others were back to fitness, Scales would return to the bottom of the pecking order. It is safe to say that they were very wrong.
Scales makes superb claim about Celtic Park
Scales has arguably been Celtic’s best performer this season alongside Matt O’Riley. And at this point in time, he has to be considered a regular starter.
"“It’s surreal. When the music goes off, it actually gets drowned out by the noise of the fans you can’t hear a thing, it’s carnage.“I just try and take it in because who knows how many games you’re going to play in the Champions League, especially at Celtic Park it’s extra special.”"
Scales deserves a lot of credit for how well he has done since coming into the team. Even he might not have expected to become a starter for the Hoops this season. But when the opportunity came knocking, he took it with both hands and he earned his place in the starting XI.
Now, it is about continuing to perform and holding onto his position. Gustaf Lagerbielke and Maik Nawrocki were signed in the summer, and they will be looking to compete with the Irishman for his place in the team.