LIAM SCALES didn’t spend too much time basking in the glory of his first goal of the season in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Livingston at Parkhead.
The Republic of Ireland international has been in excellent form since emphasising his qualities with his resolute display in the derby victory at Ibrox on September 3 when Kyogo Furuhashi volleyed in the only goal of a tense confrontation.
Scales has been a first pick for Brendan Rodgers since that day with his all-round defensive performances keeping £7.3million summer recruits Mark Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke on the sidelines.
He added to his strengths with his flicked header from Luis Palma’s left-wing corner-kick delivery early in the second-half shortly after Kyogo’s breakthrough strike against the stubborn West Lothian outfit.
HEAD BHOY…Liam Scales watches his effort fly towards the back of the Livi net.
Scales met the cross with perfection and flashed an effort wide of the helpless Jack Hamilton who remained motionless as the header arrowed into the net.
The 25-year-old Dubliner didn’t dwell on his strike and, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “It was a good ball in and I just managed to flick it on and it ended up in the back of the net.
“In the first-half, we could have been two or three up. We showed good mentality to come out in the second-half and really go and get those goals that we needed.
“It was comfortable after that and we could have got a couple more – their keeper made a few good saves – but we’ll take this result.
“We just need to keep the momentum going from this. The performance was good and that’s the level we need to be at every week and we’ll be taking good confidence from this game.”