Oliver Burke was a signing that brought mixed feelings from the fans when he was signed on loan. The West Brom winger has so far been a star, though, scoring twice last night on his Scottish Premier League debut after previously playing well without netting in a 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Airdreonians.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 23 January 2019
After that 3-0 Cup win, yesterday proved to be a very different test as Burke made his league debut, and shone on the night as he added two of the Hoops’ four goals. His night was over after 65 minutes when the impressive debutant was hooked for another new signing to make his Scottish Premier League debut, and Timothy Weah followed in the footsteps of Burke as he also netted on the night.
If Burke can keep going at the same rate that he’s started then there’s no reason why he can’t become a hero at Parkhead. The fans are already loving him, and are rubbing it in the faces of those who said he wouldn’t be able to perform at the Glasgow club. If the 21-year-old can keep going the way he has been then it won’t be long before the fans are begging for the loan deal to become a permanent one, and there’s no doubting that Brendan Rodgers would love Burke on a long-term deal.
You can read the Hoops’ verdict on Burke’s stunning display here:
Keep Proving they doubters wrong kid
— Mickey (@MickeyMackkk) 23 January 2019
Yas Oli, doubters are eating humble pie, keeper thought he was Bain against Airdrie leading up to it though
— Danny (@DanTheManMax) 23 January 2019
Sign him up for the 10
— Paddy Byrne (@PaddyBhoy11) 23 January 2019
I was told by superior sources that Burke was useless and Defoe was a world beater. Have I been misinformed??
— John McGrory (@86johnm86) January 23, 2019
Where’s the folk saying he shouldn’t be at the club
— Scott Dempsey (@ScottDe59754682) 23 January 2019
Well done lad and sure your going to steam roll it great to see
— Stephen (@sgb1313) January 23, 2019
It just keeps getting better and better for him
— jack derbyshire (@jackderby1996) 23 January 2019
Building minutes up and scoring goals.. not much better for a player
— Derek Martin (@Dm11111111) 23 January 2019
The Bhoys are already loving Burke and will be keen for him to carry on his great form in front of goal next time out against Hamilton.
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