Video: Watch Celtic loan Bhoy Scott Robertson score an absolute stunner for Crewe
Scott Robertson, on loan from Celtic, scored an absolute stunner for Crewe Alexandra last night, but it wasn’t enough for his loan side to overcome Rotherham in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Crewe lost 4-2 on the night [CAFC], but that was no fault of Scott Robertson’s. On the night, he scored an absolute stunner, as well as an assist for his loan side.
And what a goal, too. With the pressure on, Robertson took the ball deep in the opposition half, strode forward and hit an absolute peach from range. It was an equaliser, but two late goals from Rotherham saw off David Artell’s side.
Here’s the goal, via Crewe Alexandra’s YouTube page [1.07]:
A bona fide screamer. And it shows the utter confidence Robertson is playing with on loan away from Celtic. The creative midfielder, barring discipline issues, has been an outlier in Crewe’s difficult season thus far. He’s gained over 1500 minutes in League One [Transfermarkt], and has contributed with goals in another EFL spell.
Robertson has had spells with Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers hitherto his latest spell away from Celtic. The talented midfielder had some pre-season football with the Bhoys, and it’s hoped he’ll have a similar impact to Callum McGregor, who had a loan spell with Notts County early in his career.
Crewe sit second from bottom in EFL League One, with 18 points from 24 games.
Celtic loan Bhoy Scott Robertson proving his quality again, despite Crewe’s poor form
Without being disrespectful to Crewe, it might actually serve Robertson better to be at a struggling club. The mental resilience and fortitude needed to see out a relegation dogfight? He won’t get that at Celtic.
Being a creative force in that kind of team, too, is a test in and of itself. Finding sparks of inspiration in sides that aren’t exactly ball-dominant is a unique challenge.
Still, when you look at goals like Robertson’s, it’s clear he has excellent qualities. Crewe may have been dumped out of the Papa John’s Trophy, but they can take heart in the fact that they have a loan player capable of scoring from about 30 yards out, and finding teammates in space.
That’s crucial, and although it was a loss, it’s something to take into their next run of games. Hopefully, the suspension Robertson endured will have taught him some valuable lessons for the future, too.
It’s great stuff from the Celtic loanee.
With a crucial back-end to the season coming up, it’ll be interesting to see how the highly-rated Hoops talent can do.