By Frank McAvennie

20th Jun, 2022 | 12:53pm

Celtic expert issues 'OMG' verdict after 'brilliant' Anthony Ralston development

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou deserves credit after Anthony Ralston scored his first goal for Scotland.

That’s according to former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the defender’s attacking output.

Ralston, 23, scored his first international goal in a 2-0 win over Armenia on 10 June.

The Hoops star arrived at the back post to head past David Yurchenko, scoring his first goal on his third appearance for his country.

McAvennie insists Postecoglou must take some of the credit for Ralston’s newfound attacking prowess.

“Tony isn’t a midfield player but he is better going forward than he is at defending,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He relishes getting forward and trying to score the goal. Other managers didn’t want him [at Celtic] because of the way he played.

“Ange has come in and just told him to go and play. Again, I will put my hands up and say I was one of the guys who had a go at Ralston at first.

“We all get things wrong in life and it won’t be the last thing I get wrong. I am absolutely delighted for the boy.

“You could see the smile on his face. I know what it is like to play for Scotland. I’m just hoping now this gives him such a lift.

“He deserves to be there, fighting for his place. He’s got the caps, he’s got the goal, my god, go out there and enjoy your football.

“You have a manager who plays a system built to get the best out of him. He loves crossing that halfway line.

“Brilliant, I’m delighted for him.”

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