Rodgers and Brown lavish praise on Timo Weah after Celtic striker’s match-winning cameo
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Rodgers and Brown lavish praise on Timo Weah after Celtic striker’s match-winning cameo

CELTIC manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Scott Brown have praised Timo Weah after the striker helped secure three points against St Johnstone today.

The 18-year-old American, son of the legendary George Weah, has quickly impressed fans not only with his skill but also his passion for the club.

Weah has made just five appearances for Celtic, four from the bench, but has scored three goals in that time.

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The latest came today as St Johnstone – and in particular keeper Zander Clark – threatened to frustrate the Hoops.

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Weah came on after 74 minutes with the game at 0-0 after Odsonne Edouard – only on minutes earlier himself – was injured.

Within minutes the PSG loanee controlled a long ball over the top before teeing up James Forrest for the opener.

Weah after scoring in last month's game against St Mirren (Image: Getty)

He then got on the end of a Callum McGregor cross after a Celtic counter attack to seal the points.

Brown praised the man-of-the-match for his selflessness in front of goal to set up the opener.

“He comes on, he knows what he needs to do, he’s very, very unselfish,” the captain told Sky Sports.

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“Most strikers could have tried to have a shot when they first come on, tried to get a name for themselves, but he’s played in Jamesy.

“He’s got a tap-in then and got the rewards himself.”

Rodgers meanwhile praised Weah’s maturity as Celtic restored their six-point lead at the top of the table.

“How he came on was absolutely brilliant,” the manager told Celtic TV.

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“Great movement – his touch and ball for the first goal was sensational and obviously his movement to get in the box on the counter attack and finish was brilliant.

“For an 18-year-old boy he’s got great qualities and his enthusiasm for the game is so nice to see as well.”

Weah also made one young fan’s day after giving him his shirt as he continues to endear himself to the Celtic faithful.

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