Scott Robertson on what he's looking for from Celtic loan exit

By John McGinley

September 2, 2021

On-loan Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson is relishing the opportunity to play regularly for Crewe Alexandra this season after his late summer exit from the Bhoys.

Robertson signed for the Alex on Monday and was immediately thrown in for a debut against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

He played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 EFL Trophy win, kicking off his loan in style.

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Now he’s looking for consistency. Robertson has also been tasked by new manager David Artell to add more goals to his game.

Speaking to his club’s official website, the Celtic academy graduate said: “It was nice to start with a win and a clean-sheet and that will help build some confidence that we can take into our schedule of games.

“I spoke to the manager and he wants me to get on the ball, and pass the ball. He wants me to add goals to my game and I know I need to improve that side of things, but as a midfielder that is all you can ask. I am sure the fact that Crewe passes the ball will only suit.

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“It has been a great upbringing at Celtic and it is all about winning and being successful at a club of that size. I want to bring that winning mentality with me onto the pitch and play as many games as I can.

“It was a bit stop, start for me last season so hopefully I can come here and get a more regular spot and get my games up.”

Robertson split his season between Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers last season, which is what he is referencing with “stop, start”.

However, he still managed to make 30 League One appearances, so he has already shown he can perform in the division. It’ll be very interesting to see if he can now improve at the same level this year with the Railwaymen.

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Robertson, now 20, has a contract that runs until 2023, so there no real pressure on the youngster in terms of long-term future at Celtic.

This season should give him the platform to show what he can do on a consistent basis.

Clearly, he is not quite ready for the Celtic midfield yet, but another 12 months of regular match action could change that.

In other news, BBC broadcast boost for Celtic fans this weekend.