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Former club sends classy message to Celtic’s debut bhoy

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It is the dream of many Irish footballers- last night Liam Scales turned it into reality as he made his debut in the 3-0 win over in the Cup.

At the age of 23 the defender is relatively old to be emerging from the League of but that didn’t prevent him from putting in a very effective 30 minute shift.

Playing at left-back with Adam Montgomery pushed further forward Scales wasn’t prepared to sit back and make a cosy error-free debut on his big night.

picked up an Irish record fee of £600,000 for the defender but it seems that more than that transfer fee is invested in Scales.

League of players have been viewed as projects and punts by clubs in and England, a gamble that may or may not come off.

Paddy McCourt, Niall McGinn and Michael Duffy all took the route from to with mixed results, if it turns out well for Scales Celtic could be perfectly placed to mine a rich seam of talent.

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