Celtic loanee Luca Connell was on the scoresheet for a Queen's Park last night as the League Two leaders picked up a 3-0 victory at Albion Rovers.

The former Bolton man grabbed his first senior goal during the match and he did so in style.

Connell broke through from midfield before unleashing a stunning strike into the far corner on 31 minutes. The 19-year-old also assisted Queen's Park's third goal that was scored by Salim Kouider-Aissa.

Connell started his professional career with Bolton Wanderers before joining Celtic in July 2019. 

The youngster will remain with Queen's Park until the end of the season as the League Two outfit aim to get promoted into League One.

Connell also featured for Ireland at under 21 level last week and national team boss Jim Crawford was quick to praise the midfielder.

He said: “I know Luca from my time as under-18 manager and he’s a player with really good potential. He was on the crest of wave playing first-team games at Bolton, rightly attracting a lot of interest.

“He went to Celtic and had a couple of injuries. They weren’t playing too many games at under-21 level, instead arranging in-house matches.

“At his age, it’s vital to be playing competitive games, whether that’s under-23s with your club in the UK or first-team games out on loan.

“It’s huge because you need to be challenged. He made his debut for Queen’s Park on Saturday and this international on Friday will get another few minutes under his belt to help for the rest of the season. I think we’ve a lot more to see from Luca.”