WATT IS A CLASS ACT
Craig hails new signing
Tony Watt starred on his St Johnstone debut Picture: Dominic Gall Liam Craig has backed St Johnstone signing Tony Watt to shine this season after a promising club debut on Tuesday night.
The new forward bagged a seventh minute goal and then set-up two as Saints strolled to a 4-0 friendly victory against Berwick Rangers.
Watt, who signed on Monday, was thrown in from the start and looked keen to impress Perth manager Tommy Wright.
He did just that in his 45 minute run-out but the performance also caught the attention of team-mate Craig.
“For someone who has not played since November, it’s a credit to him,” said Craig, who was captain on Tuesday and also scored.
“He’s come in and shown how sharp he is in training. On Tuesday he scored early and created two goals.
“The goalkeeper has made a great save to deny him and there were a couple of scrambles in the box he was unlucky with. “He is only going to get better and he has a manager here who is believing in him. “He has a group of players that, right away, see his class and how good he is. He is going to add to what is already a good squad. “David McMillan got a goal and Callum Hendry had great energy, movement and touches when he came on. “There is great competition up there.” Craig knows that boss Wright is the correct man to help encourage Watt to a season of success. He told the Perthshire Advertiser: “You don’t play at the level he has if you are not a good football player. “Like we’ve seen in the past here with players, sometimes you need someone who is going to believe in you, play you and trust you. “He will definitely get that from the manager as long as he works hard. “I look at myself three seasons ago when I left Hibs.