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WATCH: Liam Scales scores on his SPFL debut for Celtic

Liam Scales scored for Celtic in his first Scottish Professional Football League game against Dundee United.

Liam Scales scored for Celtic in his first Scottish Professional Football League game against Dundee United as Celtic beat Dundee 3-0.

While it was not his first match for his new club, as Scales lined up against Raith Rovers in the Scottish League Cup in September, it was the former Rovers players' first match in the SPFL.

Tom Rogic got Celtic on the board in the opening 20 minutes of the match, before David Turnbull extended the lead shortly before half time.

With the match all but in the bag in the final 10 minutes, Scales was found open in the box. He chipped the ball past Benjamin Siegrist to score his first goal for his new club in a relaxed fashion. He was brought on as a substitute just six minutes earlier.

Scales had previously played 51 matches for Rovers before he signed his four-year contract with the Scottish giants.

Ange Postecoglou spoke to Sky Sports after the match.

"It was just a good, all-round performance, I thought," Postecoglou said. "We started the game really well, put pressure on them and we never let up right until the final minute.

"I just thought it was a dominant performance. We scored three really good goals. We probably could have had some more but overall I thought it was a solid performance."

While he did not have anything to say about the debut score by Scales, Postecoglou did suggest the reasons for his reliance on players Turnbull and Callum McGregor.

"We can't afford to have too many missing through injury," Postecoglou said. "We need to have some constants in there. I'd love to be able to rotate them as well, particularly through the schedule that we've got.

"But they are pretty robust. They are pretty resilient guys. It would be brave of me to take either of them out."


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