(born 16 January 1984) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker. He started his career with Celtic before moving on to West Bromwich Albion and then Swansea City where he has had loan spells with several Football League clubs. He then returned to Scotland to play for Hearts, where he won a Scottish Cup winners medal and then for St Johnstone. He has seven caps for the Scotland national football team scoring once. He has also represented Scotland at u-19, u-21 and B levels.
[The Guardian] - Loanees Michael Kightly, Nyron Nosworthy and Craig Beattie have returned to their parent clubs so John Eustace and Lloyd Doyley may be considered, with the fringe strikers Chris Iwelumo and Joe Garner also hoping to figure.
[Vitalfootball] - The gaffer has revealed that the situations of loanees Michael Kightly (Wolves), Nyron Nosworthy (Sunderland) and Craig Beattie (Swansea) are being monitored. Kightly and Nosworthy have been superb since arriving in late Autumn whilst Beattie has
[Vitalfootball] - First and foremost, there is the matter of Michael Kightly, Nyron Nosworthy and Craig Beattie's loan deals to sort out. Nosworthy and Kightly have both played a huge part in the 'Orns recent run of one defeat in 10 games. Beattie on the other hand has
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Manager Sean Dyche is also without loan trio Michael Kightly, Nyron Nosworthy and Craig Beattie after they each returned to their parent clubs following the defeat to Pompey. Winger Kightly and centre-back Nosworthy had nailed down regular starting
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Michael Kightly, Nyron Nosworthy and Craig Beattie are set to make the final appearances of their current loan spells for Watford. Wolves winger Kightly and Sunderland centre-back Nosworthy in particular have proved crucial additions to Sean Dyche's