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Watch: Timothy Weah Opens Celtic Account Minutes Into His Debut

Watch: Timothy Weah Opens Celtic Account Minutes Into His Debut

What an introduction to life in Glasgow! Timothy Weah has scored only 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute for his Celtic debut, taking his chance incredibly well.

The son of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah joined on loan from Paris Saint Germain last week, with Celtic beating a number of European clubs to his signature. Only 18-years old, the eight-cap American international is seen as one of the brightest prospects in the game at the moment, with many predicting a massive future ahead.

With a star-studded front line currently at the club, PSG decided to loan the forward out this month in order to get some much-needed playing time at first team level. With Celtic badly in need of more options up front, it seemed like a match made in heaven.

Things could not have gotten off to a better stat for the youngster. Having been introduced as a substitute against Airdrieonians in a fourth round Scottish Cup tie, it did not take long for him to open his account for the club.

Weah showed wonderful awareness to get in behind the defence, before being picked out by a wonderful pass from Dedryck Boyata. The American made no mistake in the finish, calmly poking it beyond the on rushing goalkeeper.

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Hoops fans will be hoping to see plenty more of this over the coming months, with the club still competing on multiple fronts. We seem to have a real title race on our hands in Scotland for the first time in a number of years, while a Europa League tie with Spanish giants Valencia is also quickly approaching.

Weah will no doubt have a big say on Celtic's fortunes during the remainder of the season, and the early signs could not be any more encouraging.

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Gary Connaughton

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