Apr 22 2012 By Colin Paterson
FORMER Airdrie striker Tony Watt enjoyed a memorable debut after scoring twice for Celtic in their 3-0 win at Motherwell.
The 18-year-old came off the bench in the early part of the second half and struck twice in three minutes to help the SPL champions to victory.
Cha Du Ri added a late third goal for the Hoops but it will be the performance of Coatbridge teenager Watt that will have fans talking.
It was a great day at Fir Park for the ex-Diamond who was handed his chance by title-winning boss Neil Lennon following his arrival from Airdrie in January 2011.
Watt said: "I just wanted to make my debut. It's something you dream about and scoring two makes it even better.
"I got four against Motherwell in the under-19s and now I've got two against their senior team. It's a delightful double."
Hoops team-mate Joe Ledley praised the impact of Watt who replaced Polish forward Pawel Brozek in the 59th minute when the game was goalless.
The experienced Welsh midfielder said: "He's been brilliant in training and deserved his chance.
"He's a great goalscorer. I work with him every day and he's kept his feet on the ground. We're all pleased for him."
Watt's first-team chance came on the eve of Celtic's Scottish Youth Cup Final clash with Queen of the South at Hampden - a match he will miss through suspension.
But he will still be at the national stadium to cheer on his team-mates as they bid to make it a league and cup double.
And with four first-team fixtures of the season remaining, Watt will be hoping for more opportunities to shine.