The 23-year-old defender joined Celtic on loan for the season from Tottenham on deadline day last month.

Carter-Vickers made his debut for the Bhoys in their 3-0 win over Ross County at Parkhead on Saturday and impressed many with his assured performance at the heart of their defence.

Ferguson admits that he was particularly taken aback by how calm he was when he had the ball at his feet and believes he is a brilliant find for Celtic in the market.

The former midfielder insisted that being at Tottenham means that his quality was never doubted and while it is still early, he did look like a Celtic player on his debut at the weekend.

Ex-Scotland international Ferguson said on the Go Radio Football Show: “When I watched the highlights what stuck out for me is that he was very calm on the ball.

“He is only 23, and I know he was at Bournemouth last season but he looks like a good find.

“You don’t play at Tottenham if you are not a very good player and I know he has been on loan but he looks like a good catch.

“It is early days but he looked the part.”

Carter-Vickers has been on loan at several clubs such as Bournemouth, Swansea and Sheffield United and will be hoping to make his mark in Scotland this season.