The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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!”

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