Scottish League: Watt lights up Celtic's victory at Inverness

 

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon admitted Tony Watt had put himself in contention for a Champions League debut after the teenager hit a double in a 4-2 win over Inverness.

The 18-year-old was a constant threat on his first start for the club as Celtic swept to a four-goal lead inside 64 minutes. The former Airdrie player nutmegged Inverness defender Simon King before sprinting clear and finishing with aplomb in the 24th minute, and was on hand to net from close range in the second half.

Watt scored two goals inside six minutes of his debut at Motherwell last season and played a major role in Celtic’s equaliser at Ross County last weekend. And Lennon admits he cannot rule him out of retaining his place as Celtic defend a 2-0 lead against Helsingborg in the Champions League play-off at Parkhead on Wednesday. “He has given himself a good chance,” Lennon said.

Rangers were left still searching for their first away win in the Irn-Bru Third Division after being held to a 1-1 draw at Berwick. Andy Little netted his seventh goal of the season for the Glasgow giants, before Fraser McLaren levelled for the home side, who could have snatched victory at the end.

It was not quite up there with Berwick’s famous Scottish Cup win over Rangers in 1967 but they would have been the happier of the two sides with the outcome.

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