STUART ARMSTRONG was surprised to hear the Celtic Park announcer had credited his goal against St Johnstone to his best pal Gary Mackay-Steven.
The midfielder netted to put the Hoops ahead just before the interval after GMS had opened the scoring in the ninth minute with his first strike of the season. However, Steven MacLean levelled three minutes later.
Not even a slip of the tongue from the announcer, who quickly made a correction, was going to lessen the joy of Armstrong after he volleyed in a cross from Mikael Lustig.
The former Dundee United star, who joined the champions a year ago along with GMS in a £2million joint deal, said: “I didn’t realise at the time, but Gary would probably have taken it, as well!
“You could probably see the relief on my face when the ball went in. It’s just nice to be back playing well, winning games and being part of a good Celtic team.
“Right now it’s back to basics and concentrating on what I can do to help the team. It’s about keeping calm, working on the things you need to work on and the performances will come.”
Armstrong’s effort was his third of the campaign and he also praised the double from his team-mate.
He added: “Everyone knows that’s what Gary can do when he’s at his best. I thought he was very good against St Johnstone.
“His two goals were excellent and he was always in good goalscoring positions. I also think his overall game against Hamilton Accies on Tuesday was excellent.”
Thinking back, the last time the stadium announcer at Celtic made the news was on an evening when Rangers were knocked out of Europe and he hilariously asked for a minute’s silence. How could Celtic sack a man of such vision!