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Former Celtic striker Tony Watt impressing at Cardiff City


Cardiff City manager Russell Slade admits former Celtic striker Tony Watt is playing his way towards a permanent contract with the Bluebirds.

The 21-year-old scored his second goal in four matches in Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 win over Brentord after joining on loan from Chartlon until January.

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Watt has netted twice for the Bluebirds


Watt is keen to land an extended stay at the Welsh club and Slade, whose side are only a point adrift of the Championship play-offs, admits he has been impressed by the one-time Scotland Under-21 internationalist so far.

Slade said: “He plays with no fear, he picks the ball up and wants to get straight at the centre-back, get past you and get a shot.

“We’ve not started talking yet, he’s only been here a month but he’s done himself no harm.

“He’s giving himself a decent CV with us and his attitude and will to go and win games for us.

“I couldn’t be more pleased because when you take someone on loan it doesn’t always mean it’s going to be a successful one.

“In the time he’s been here he’s been very profitable for us.”

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