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SAINTS LOAN STAR TARGETS CELTIC

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ST JOHNSTONE’s on-loan winger George Williams is poised to make his long-awaited debut against Celtic on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Welsh ace’s arrival from Fulham was delayed by an ill-timed hamstring injury.

However, Williams, who has seven caps for his country, has resumed training and is determined to help turn the fortunes of Tommy Wright’s side.

He said: “The manager spoke to me a lot about coming here.

“I liked what he had to say. Hearing how keen he was to get me made it feel right and I can’t wait to get started.

“Hopefully, I will bring pace, creativity and goals to the team and we can pick up results.

“My game is all about pace. I can play through the middle and get in behind people or I can play out on the wing and create.

“Scoring goals and creating them is what I’m all about, so, hopefully, I can do well for the team while I’m here.”

Williams admitted he is excited about the prospect of facing the champions at Parkhead – and he will see a couple of familiar faces in the Hoops squad.

“I played alongside Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts in the Fulham youth team, so I know them well.

“They have both come up here and have done really well, so when the chance to come to St Johnstone arose I knew this was a great opportunity for me.

“I spoke to a few people about Scotland and it was all very positive, although I’m waiting until after the game this weekend before I speak to Moussa and Patrick.

“Scottish football has been great for the pair of them. It has given them the platform to show what they can do.

“Playing for Celtic, they are obviously getting a chance in the Champions League as well, which has been great for their careers.

“They have had loads of game time and are playing at a good level so hopefully it will do the same for me.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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