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Celtic Star in Prime Position for Euros Starting Place – Opinion

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Celtic’s Callum McGregor and Anthony Ralston gave a good account themselves in Scotland’s final warm-up match against Finland, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Despite Scotland relinquishing a two-goal lead, both players can leave the national stadium with their heads held high.

Anthony Ralston, in particular, seized his opportunity to impress, not putting a foot wrong. Starting and finishing the match, Ralston’s performance may well have solidified his place in Steve Clarke’s plans for the Euros.

With the right-back position still open, Ralston’s display against Finland positions him as a strong contender to start against Germany next week.

Though Ralston hasn’t been a constant fixture in Celtic’s lineup this season, his performances when called upon have been dependable. His commitment and work ethic on the field make him a valuable asset for any team.

According to Futmob, Ralston was a standout in the match, with a 98% pass completion rate and a perfect tackle success rate, winning all his attempted challenges and duels.

Ralston’s ability was not just reflected in the statistics but was also evident to fans on the eye, as he played effectively in a defensive five setup.

This raises the possibility of him starting in Scotland’s challenging opening Euro 2024 Game against Germany.

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