Millers target Watt rewarded for his Barca beater

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FORMER Rotherham United target Tony Watt declared he had so much more to fulfil in his career than his crucial strike against Barcelona after signing a long-term contract with Celtic.

The 18-year-old has committed himself to the Parkhead club until summer 2016 after his decisive goal in the 2-1 Champions League win over the Catalans last week helped move negotiations along.

The composed finish was far from the only evidence that Watt could have a significant long-term impact at Celtic Park but it has heightened interest in the forward, who signed from Airdrie last year in a deal worth about £80,000.

However, the teenager does not appear to be in danger of losing his grounded approach to his life and career. “Everybody is stopping and talking to me and saying ‘well done’ for the Barcelona match,” Watt said in a media conference at Celtic Park after signing his new deal today.

“Ever since then I’ve been happy. I’ve just taken it in my stride.