WATT A CHANCE FOR TONY TO SHINE
SCOTLAND assistant manager Mark McGhee is hopeful Blackburn can bring the best out of striker Tony Watt.
Watt, 22, is currently on loan at Ewood Park from Charlton and has netted twice since arriving in January.
His form saw him called up for Scotland’s 1-0 friendly win against the Czech Republic in Prague on Thursday, coming on as a late sub for Fulham’s Ross McCormack to make his international debut.
“He’s got unbelievable ability,” said McGhee. “Yet he’s one of these boys who is not fit enough. He doesn’t train hard enough.
“He relies so much on his natural ability that he lets himself down because he can’t go the distance. If you were working with him, I would think you could improve him. He’s at a club now where maybe he’ll be able to do that.
“At some point the penny will drop and he’ll realise he’s a really good player. We’re hoping that’s what happens but we can help him with that here. Gordon (Strachan – Scotland manager) can help him. He’s the sort of player I would love to get a hold of and smack around!”