CALLUM McGREGOR admitted he was not one bit surprised when Owen Moffat claimed his first goal for Cetic in the 3-1 midweek win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The 19-year-old forward swivelled to fire in the Hoops’ second goal after Albian Ajeti had levelled following Josh Windass’ opening goal. It was a fabulous moment for the all-action youngster, as CQN reportedyesterday.
McGregor watched from the Newport stand as flame-haired Moffat played an hour against the Hillsborough outfit while he settled into the first line-up selected by Ange Postecoglou.
Looking back at the action, the Scotland international anchorman, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “After a shaky start, they regained their composure and went on and won the game convincingly, which is great to see.
BY THE RIGHT…Owen Moffat thumps in his first Celtic goal.
“Obviously, a mention for young Moffat – his attitude has been first class. “I remember watching him at the end of last season, training on the astro himself. Every day they would do finishing and I remember thinking: ‘He’s got a finish on him’.
“I wasn’t surprised when the ball dropped and he half-volleyed it into the net.
“It’s brilliant for guys like that to come in and show what they can do.”
Moffat, who is contracted to the Hoops until 2024, is hoping to get another chance to impress the new Hoops boss when the club take on Charlton at the same venue tomorrow afternoon.
He may even have McGregor for company with the experienced midfielder set to get some game time after his exertions for Steve Clarke’s side in the Euros last month.