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The signing of Luis Palma looks like an inspired piece of business by the club. The development of Matt O’Riley is genius on the part of Brendan Rodgers and the emergence of Liam Scales as a first-team pick for the centre of defence has been a great story.

And out of all the three, former Rangers hero, Barry Ferguson, admits he got it really wrong with the Republic of Ireland international.

Scales has been immense for Celtic since stepping in during an injury crisis at the beginning of the season and he is doing so well that he is keeping out the likes of new £3m summer signing, Gustaf Lagerbielke.

And Ferguson has admitted that when he first saw him appear for Celtic this season, he didn’t think he was good enough to play for the club

Ferguson said [The Go Radio Football Show], “I’ll be honest when obviously he got the opportunity I didn’t think he was going to be good enough to play for Celtic week in, week out.

“But he’s proved me wrong. You’ve got to take your hat off to Liam Scales. He’s been fantastic.

“And I think with each game, I’ve got to be honest with you, he’s getting better and better.

The turnaround in Scales’ Celtic career has been quite remarkable. From almost leaving the club in the summer, the 25-year-old defender is now a mainstay in Brendan Rodgers’ side.

On the verge of being offered a new deal at Celtic, Scales is also becoming an established defender at international level.

It’s been a great four months for Scales and the Celtic supporters will be hoping that his great form continues as they bid to get out of the Champions League group stages and defend the Scottish Premiership.

In other news, Peter Grant says ‘incredible’ former Premier League winner would love to play for Celtic

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