Baggies bag Beattie
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom have completed the signing of Craig Beattie from Celtic.West Brom have completed the signing of Craig Beattie from Celtic.
The Scottish international has signed a three-year deal, with the option of another 12 months after passing a medical at the Hawthorns.
Beattie dropped down the pecking order at Celtic after the signings of Scott McDonald and Chris Killen earlier this summer and Gordon Strachan was willing to let him move on.
The 23-year-old is West Brom's second signing of the summer and Baggies boss Tony Mowbray was delighted to land the striker.
"Craig will bring qualities to our team that we lacked last season," Mowbray told the club's official website.
"He still has room for development in his game and he will hopefully progress here as a footballer.
"Craig has shown a determination and desire to do well in England and already has Champions League and international experience.
"His main attributes are playing on the shoulder of the last defender.
"He utilises his pace and power well and manages to get in behind defences to score goals."
Meanwhile, West Brom have extended the loan of Sherjill MacDonald until January.
The Holland Under 21 striker initially joined West Brom on loan from AGOVV Apeldoorn in January and he impressed sufficiently enough to earn an extended loan deal.
The new deal will keep MacDonald at the Championship club until next January.