Owen Moffat is making a strong case for promotion from Celtic B already
Celtic youngster Owen Moffat continues to take the Lowland League by storm.
His five-goal haul during yesterday’s 10-0 rout of Vale of Leithen was simply the latest display in many this season that suggests he needs to be playing at a higher level.
Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s value in Moffat and his teammates playing a regular schedule of matches against senior players.
However, in the case of the 19-year-old, he’s already making as strong a case as possible that he should be involved more heavily with the first team.
He already has seven goals and two assists for the season. A few of them have been utter class, ending up on highlight reels that have captured the imagination of supporters.
If Ange Postecoglou determines he is not for the Celtic first-team, then at least a loan move elsewhere, perhaps to a Scottish Premiership side or a lower league English side, would serve him well.
The Celtic B project is only useful if it helps uncover talents ready for a step up in competition. Right now, Moffat is the most likely candidate.
Celtic have strong options in attack right now, so I’m not suggesting Moffat is thrown in as a starter every week. However, having him around the match squad and perhaps allowing him to make substitute appearances feels like a natural step based on his current ability.
Get him in the first-team, or get him out on loan, and let’s see what he can do at a higher level.
These fans are certainly excited, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the player after yesterday’s incredible performance…
If Moffat keeps dazzling this season its only a matter of time until he’s a first team attacker 👌🏻— The Bold Stavros 🗿 (@TheBoldStavros) August 14, 2021
Owen Moffat is some player btw— ˢᶜ👽 (@HelloxShannon) August 14, 2021
Get that Owen Moffat promoted to the 1st team— Lennon (@_Lennon1967) August 14, 2021
Just sell Edouard and promote Owen Moffat to the first team— レオン 🇯🇵 (@Kyogoalcsc67) August 14, 2021
Owen Moffat 💚💚 absolute baller 🙌🏻 https://t.co/IteiHXrhFn— The Star Inn (@starinnfalkirk) August 14, 2021
owen moffat needs to be in with the first team. FIVE goals for the b team today— joe🍋 (@cfc_joe1888) August 14, 2021
At 19 years old, Owen Moffat needs to be in the Celtic first team squad. He is simply several levels above the one he's playing at.— 3rdFrame (@The3rdFrame) August 14, 2021
Yes, he's a young man, but the likes of Dalglish, McStay, Nicholas, Maloney, McGeady were all in the starting 11 when they were younger than 19.
Hopefully owen moffat get promoted to the celtic first team soon rather than later better option than ajeti or eddie at this moment in time imo #Celtic— Celtic News Donegal (@news_donegal) August 15, 2021
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