Cardiff City: Tony Watt will be hit with fans, says Simon Church

Tony Watt in action for Charlton Athletic
Tony Watt is a Scotland under-21 international

New signing Tony Watt will be a hit with Cardiff City fans, according to Wales and MK Dons striker Simon Church.

The Bluebirds have signed 21-year-old striker Watt on loan from Charlton until January.

Church, who played with Watt at The Valley, says the former Celtic and Standard Liege man is a good acquisition for the Championship side.

"He's a very good player and I think the Cardiff fans should expect a lot of good things from him," said Church.

"He's still very young, but he comes across as very mature. He's a bit different, and he has a lot of ability."

Tony Watt scores for Celtic against Barcelona in 2012
Tony Watt scores for Celtic in 2012 with Barcelona's Javier Mascherano giving chase

Watt will be available for Cardiff's Championship game against Burnley in the Welsh capital on Saturday provided international clearance comes through in time.

He joins a team struggling for goals, with Cardiff scoring only 17 times in 17 Championship games this season.

Manager Russell Slade complained about his striking options after the 2-0 loss at Derby.

Watt scored a goal in each of the opening Championship games this season, but has failed to add to his account in 13 appearances since. He was in the Charlton team that lost 2-1 at Cardiff on 26 September.

The Scot famously scored Celtic's second goal in their 2-1 win over Barcelona during the 2012 Champions League when he was 18-years-old.

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