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An incredible talent

1 February 2016

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Paul Lambert believes Tony Watt showed glimpses of his undoubted talent after his debut display in the FA Cup win over Oxford United on Saturday.

The Scottish under-21 international marked his first appearance in a blue and white shirt with the key pass for Rovers' opening goal and then got on the scoresheet himself with a cooly taken strike from the edge of the box.

The Rovers boss was impressed with Watt's debut, and knows that with the correct care, he can blossom into an outstanding footballer for the club.

"It was a great ball from Tony to get the penalty and then his goal was terrific," said Lambert.

"I know he is capable of that, he just has to get fitter and get in our way of thinking.

"He is only 22, people have to remember that, but he's got an incredible talent for a footballer. We need to look after him and nurture him.

"If he marries that talent with hard work then he's got a fantastic career in front of him so we have to get that into his game, but you can see the glimpses of it.

"He's become a big hero with the fans as well, so it wasn't a bad debut."

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