Celtic head coach Ange Postecoglou is on the verge of guiding his team to an historic treble and he has credited Cameron Carter-Vickers for his contributions despite the center-back ending his season prematurely to undergo surgery for a lingering knee injury.
On the heels of a 1-0 victory over their Glasgow rivals Rangers on Sunday to book a spot in the Scottish Cup final, the 25-year-old stood out as he brought composure to the backline to keep their slim lead amid relentless pressure from the Light Blues in the second half.
Postecoglou, who initially brought Carter-Vickers over to Scotland from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on loan in August 2021 before signing him permanently, was in full praise of the England-born defender as he confirmed that he played his last game for the season.
“That is his last game for us today,” Postecoglou said in an interview with the Scotsman after the game. “He will get his injury looked at now and that will be him until the end of the season.
“He wanted to play today and I pushed for him to have it done earlier. It’s hard but I’m scared of him so I just let him do what he wants. He was keen on playing today and he put in a performance that befits his standing at our football club and it’s a credit to him.
“He hasn’t put a foot wrong since we signed him. He has been outstanding and him and Carl [Starfelt] are an outstanding pair, and they really work hard together and Cameron again keeps growing as a player and a leader within the group.”
There has been no word on when Carter-Vickers will undergo surgery or a timetable for his recovery.