Scott McDonald back to Celtic form

Former Socceroo Scott McDonald is back to the form he displayed at his time at Celtic according to Millwall boss Ian Holloway. 

 McDonald, playing as an attacking midfielder, scored one goal and assisted the other in Millwall’s 2-1 win over Blackpool in England’s Championship on Saturday.

The goal may have been the Australian’s first for the 2014-15 campaign, but Holloway believed it was a sign he was returning to the form of his Celtic days where he scored every second game, with 64 goals in 128 appearances.

"Scott was absolutely brilliant,” Holloway told reporters after the win.

“Everything he did looked sharp and bright. He looked as good as he did when he was playing for Celtic.”

McDonald’s goal was a well-taken low shot from just beyond the penalty spot, while he displayed great control and poise inside the box to tee up Scott Malone for his side’s second.

The ex-Middlesbrough’s man new midfield role means he will undoubtedly be less prolific than his Celtic days, but it may pique Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou’s interest.

The 31-year-old hasn’t played for his country since a friendly against Scotland in August 2012 after failing to score a goal in his 26 caps.

Meanwhile, McDonald revealed he dedicated Saturday’s goal to his daughter, having run the full length of the ground in celebration to find her.

"My little girl said to me last night, 'Are you going to score tomorrow?’,” McDonald told the Millwall website.

"I told her that if I did score I would look for her and give her a kiss, so that was in my mind and when the goal went in I ran down to that corner to find her. 

Millwall, who are currently fifth in the Championship, are next in action after the international break on Saturday 13 September away to Ipswich Town.