CELTIC’S £1.5million misfit Nadir Ciftci has scored his first goal for Plymouth – in his seventh appearance.
The Turkish international striker, who agreed a season-long loan at the League One side in the summer, came off the subs’ bench to net the vital strike in Tuesday’s 5-3 penalty-kick shoot-out in the Checkatrade Trophy triumph over Exeter City,
After extra-time, the game was still tied at 2-2 when Ciftci took the fifth kick for Derek Adams’ side and cheekily chipped the ball down the middle as the keeper went the wrong way.
Argyle triumphed 5-3 in the spot-kick showdown, but it was former Scotland Under-21 star Gregg Wylde who earned praise afterwards from the former Ross County gaffer.
Adams said: “We work on set-plays quite a bit and Gregg has got very good delivery with his left foot.
“He puts the ball into a great area for the attacking players to go and head the ball.
“His cross for Ryan Edwards’ equaliser was excellent. It was a well-timed run and a good header.”
NEW CQN PODCAST FROM CELTIC PARK ON SATURDAY
Kevin Graham is back with a new CQN Podcast from Saturday. He talks to supporters on the bus on the way to Parkhead, interviews John Paul Taylor outside the ground and captures the atmosphere and action inside the ground before getting some more supporters’ views on the bus home after an eventful afternoon at Celtic Park.
Apologies for a few sweary words in this podcast near the end.