Saints sign Tony Watt

The club is delighted to confirm the signing of 24-year-old striker, Tony Watt, on a one-year-deal.

Tommy Wright was keen to bolster his attacking options for the season ahead and has snapped up the former Celtic man on a free transfer. Tony goes straight into the squad for the friendly match against Berwick Rangers tomorrow evening and trained with the first-team squad this morning.

He started his career at Airdrie United but is most famous for bursting onto the scene at Celtic Park, scoring a double on his debut against Motherwell before netting the winner in Celtic’s famous 2-1 victory over Barcelona.

He has been capped once at full international level for Scotland, and nine times at U21 level. He has also had spells at Lierse, Standard Liege, Charlton Athletic, Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, Hearts, and most recently OH Leuven.

Speaking about his new recruit, Saints boss Tommy Wright said: “Tony is a player I know a lot about and we actually enquired about him last January, as well as when he was at Charlton Athletic.

"So, I'm delighted to finally get him here and he will add a lot to our squad and increases our attacking options. He's the kind of striker that can score you a goal out of nothing and he's hungry to get going.

"He's still only 24-years-old and he comes to the club with a clean slate. We want him to realise his potential here and he knows how I operate and he's keen to be a part of it."

After being officially unveiled as a Saints player, Tony Watt commented: "I'm itching to play - it's been a while since I've been involved and after training with the boys this morning I was really impressed with the standard. I can't wait to get started."

Tony Watt is the club’s second signing of the new season, following Drey Wright’s arrival from Colchester earlier this summer.