OLIVER BURKE enjoyed an “amazing feeling” as he scored his first Celtic goals in the Hoops’ commanding 4-0 win over struggling St Mirren at Parkhead on Wednesday night.
The 21-year-old striker, on loan from West Brom, took only 11 minutes of his first league start to head in a Ryan Christie free-kick.
Winger Scott Sinclair scored the second with a penalty soon afterwards before Burke completed a brace 10 minutes into the second-half with a shot from inside the box.
Substitute Timothy Weah, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, added a late fourth with his first league goal to take Celtic one point clear of Kilmarnock and three clear of Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, and with a game in hand, as Saints slumped to the bottom.
Scotland international Burke, whose debut for the Glasgow giants was the 3-0 William Hill Scottish Cup win over Airdrie at the weekend, said: “I really enjoyed it. Obviously an amazing feeling, two goals.
“We put in a great performance, worked very hard and got a result, so I’m delighted for the team.
“My main focus was to get the ball in the back of the net and I knew after that I’d get my confidence back and feel at home again. It’s amazing to get two goals.
“It’s given me a great boost. I’m really happy for the team and now we can focus on the next task in hand.”