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Wilson: Rare goal

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Celtic's Mark Wilson was thrilled he was able to end a lengthy scoring drought with a header against Aberdeen on Tuesday.

Wilson netted in the 75th minute, his first in five years at Celtic, helping the team secure a 3-0 win over the 10-man Dons.

The former Dundee United man was delighted to find the back of the net, especially as the team needed a second to see off the visitors.

"I don't think there will be many more goals for me like that one - especially headers," said Wilson.

"I will certainly take it and it was a good time of the game for us to get a goal as you don't want to be going into the last bit of the game just the one goal up.

"It is always pretty nervy so the second goal settled us."

Make-shift pairing

Wilson partnered fellow full-back Charlie Mulgrew in a makeshift central defence and he was delight the pair were able to help keep a clean sheet.

"I know a lot of people would have been thinking that Charlie and myself is not the ideal partnership," he continued.

"In all honesty it isn't but the two of us are defenders first and foremost and, when the team needs you, you step in and do your best and that was what happened with the two of us.

"Efrain Juarez also came in at right-back, even though it isn't his natural position, and did well.

"There is no doubt the sending-off helped us as it took a lot of pressure off the back four but it is terrific to keep a clean sheet again and big Fraser Forster made some important saves."