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Celtic’s Tony Watt in more trouble at Lierse

Tony Watt in action for Scotland under-21 last year. Picture: SNS

Tony Watt in action for Scotland under-21 last year. Picture: SNS

TONY Watt has been sent home from training for the second time during his loan spell at Belgian club Lierse S.K.

Manager Stanley Menzo reportedly ordered Watt off the training ground after the teenager refused to comply with training ground instructions.

Menzo sent the striker home last month after a row over plans to play Watt on the wing.

The 19-year-old striker, who famously scored Celtic’s second goal in their 2-1 win against Barcelona 12 months ago, has been involved in several run-ins with his new manager since his transfer deadline day move.

Menzo branded Watt unfit when he first arrived in Belgium.

Menzo said at the time: “I see him as the type who thinks by doing a little bit he can get a lot. I think that is wrong. I told him by doing more he can be a much better player.”

Watt scored in the game which followed his manager’s comments, and celebrated by taking off his shirt. Watt said: “I just wanted to show that I am not fat. I knew perfectly well that if I took my top off I would get a yellow card – it happens all over the world.

“But I just wanted to show everyone that I am in prime condition.”

Watt has played six games for Lierse, and was controversially sent off for violent conduct less than a minute after being brought on as a substitute in a game against Charleroi.

 

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