Congratulations to Tony Watt who made his first team debut for Charlton on Saturday Afternoon
Full Name: Anthony WATT
Squad Number: 32
Valiant Number: 791
Manager: Bob Peeters
Debut Date: Saturday 10th January 2015
Opposition: Brighton & Hove Albion
Ground: The Valley
Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)
Timing: 51st minute replacement for the injured George Țucudean
Score at introduction: 0-0
Score at completion: 0-1
Impact: Looked like he might be useful. Strong and good with the ball at his feet. Linked-up well with Chris Solly who had moved to midfield after Jackson went off injured. Set up Solly for a shot that hit the crossbar and had a shot of his own that went just wide.
Manager’s Quote: “He’s showing a lot of good things, but he needs to play more games because he lacks some rhythm of the game, but he can improve us in a lot of ways. He’s a good player, he’s very lively and positive on the ball and hopefully he can take that into the next game and score us some goals. I knew I was going to give him half an hour to show his ability and I think he’s done well. He was just unlucky not to score a goal.”
Date of Birth: 29th December 1993
Place of Birth: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age at Debut: 21 years, 12 days
Previous Clubs: Airdrieonians 15 (3), Celtic 25 (7), Lierse [Belgium] [loan] 16 (8), Standard Liège [Belgium] 13 (2)
Development: First came to the attention of Airdrie as a 15 year old when he responded to an advertisment in the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser. He was the stand-out player in a “bounce game” organised by the club and was put straight into their youth team. Progressed to the U19s and then the first team before being transferred to Celtic for a reported £80,000 in 2011.
Career Highlight to Date: Scoring what would be the winning goal in a Champions League match against Barcelona, November 2012.
Internationals: Played for Scotland at U19 5 (1), U20 1 (0) & U21 9 (5) levels.
Charlton Status: Signed a 3½ year deal with Charlton on 6th January 2014. He had previously been playing for network club Standard Liège but had struggled to fit in and had mainly made substitute appearances.