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Former Bohemians midfielder Ross Tierney has made an instant impression at Motherwell

Motherwell manager, Graham Alexander, has hailed Ireland under-21 midfielder Ross Tierney after his first Scottish Premiership start.

Tierney was picked in the starting eleven against Hearts on Saturday afternoon and was credited with possessing “a brilliant football brain” after a tidy display.

Tierney joined from Bohemians last month and marked his debut with a good substitute appearance in the Scottish Cup versus Greenock Morton.

He was again introduced four days later, but in the league, against Hibernian. Unfortunately, however, he had to be subbed back off following a red card to teammate Liam Donnelly.

Still, the 20-year-old Dubliner did enough in those two cameos to warrant selection last Saturday and pleased his new boss by putting in an “intelligent” performance.

Settling in well at Motherwell.

Speaking after Motherwell’s 2-0 defeat to Hearts, manager Graham Alexander was quick to compliment Tierney:

“He’s a good player. He and Liam Shaw both made their (starting) debuts and I thought they were both excellent.”

“We know what we have got in Ross. He is not the finished article but you could see his movement, he’s got a brilliant football brain.”

Ross Tierney is renowned for his ability to pick up good spaces between the midfield and forward positions.

His industrious performance for Bohs’ in their 2-1 UEFA Conference League win against PAOK last August would have put him on many clubs’ radar, and, so far, he has brought those same attributes to his new surroundings very effectively.

“He picks up pockets of space, he can make intelligent runs and he works his socks off for the team,” Alexander continued.

“You can’t ask for more than that from a young lad who has come in for his debut.

“I am really pleased for him, and Liam, because I thought they were both good on their debuts. But the result is still lingering there.”

Ross Tierney Mothewell

Ross Tierney.

Ross Tierney came through the St Kevin’s ranks, before making his Bohs’ debut away to Finn Harps in 2019.

The Ballymun man went on to score 12 goals and bag 13 assists during his time with the Gypsies and represented the Ireland under-21s on two occasions.

Tierney suffered some personal tragedy in the past and has been impressively vocal on the importance of mental health in recent months.

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