Scott Robertson discusses Celtic ambition next season

By David Walton

September 7, 2021

Celtic youngster Scott Robertson has detailed his final discussion with Ange Postecoglou before he left Parkhead for Crewe Alexandra.

The Lennoxtown academy product has joined the League One club on loan for the rest of the season. It comes after it became clear a first-team run wasn’t going to happen this season due to the number of talents currently ahead of Robertson.

His loan move to Crewe follows on from two previous successful stints at Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers last season. Robertson managed to pick up 34 appearances in all competitions combined in what was his first year playing senior football [Transfermarkt].

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And it appears that he’s looking to come back and stake his claim next summer after holding one final chat with Postecoglou before leaving.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Robertson said: “When I moved out on loan to Doncaster last season it was all about trying to get games under my belt but this summer it was a bit different.

“I wanted to take my time and concentrate on getting a good pre-season under the new manager. As the closing of the transfer window neared it became clear I would need to go out on loan to play.

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“I agreed with the manager when he said that to me and I’m a Celtic player on loan at Crewe and he said he’d keep a close eye on me. The aim is to come back to the club next summer and push for a first team place and hopefully I can make the impact I want to make in a Celtic shirt.”

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Robertson also spoke to the Record about a promise Postecoglou made to the club’s youngsters. He stated that if you’re good enough then you’re old enough, suggesting that age won’t be a barrier for young talent looking to breakthrough.

Robertson himself, of course, is only 20. Hardly beyond the realms of being a youngster. He still fits into that bracket of up-and-coming talent looking to burst into the first-team scene.

It’s great to see he’s looking at his loan spell positively. Some may look at it as him returning to the level he was at last season. After all, Crewe are in the same division as Doncaster and Gillingham respectively. But it’s all about continuing to build up his tally of first-team outings. Ensuring he returns to Celtic Park with the experience required to help him make an impact.

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It’s not about just going and playing for eight months or so either. Robertson, and many others out on loan, have to ensure that they’re improving at an accelerated rate. They have to take on board all the tips they get from their senior colleagues. Ensure that they’re actually looking to improve their game and not just have a kickabout before returning and magically being deemed good enough for Celtic.

Robertson has always come across as a player with his head screwed on straight. He understands what’s required of him during these loan spells. Every game he plays helps bolster his reputation.

Hopefully, Celtic see the benefits of that come next summer. After all, we’re talking about a player Scott Brown believes has more technical ability than him. Here’s hoping Robertson can start showing why he was worthy of that level of praise.

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