Neil Lennon has confirmed that midfielder Scott Robertson is part of his Celtic squad for tomorrow night’s test away to Cluj in the Europa League, speaking in his pre-match press conference.
🗣 NL: “We’ve got a strong team. Young Robertson, Dembele and Savoury are in the squad. Whether they start is another thing.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 11, 2019
With nothing on the line for the Hoops in the fixture, having already won the group, Lennon looks like making some heavy changes to the starting eleven that played against Rangers at Hampden.
We know Scott Brown is suspended and with Callum McGregor also needing a bit of a breather, it could be a much-changed midfield.
One player who could come in is 18-year-old Robertson, who has yet to make his debut for the club.
The manager obviously isn’t willing to divulge his entire starting eleven, but the teenager has as good a chance as any to start the fixture, having recently been included on the bench for matches against Rennes and Ross County.
He was also part of Lennon’s plans during the pre-season preparations, getting minutes against the French club in a friendly at Celtic Park, as well as against Austrian minnows SC Pinkafeld.
The player was considered good enough to have his contract extended in the summer, with the club announcing that he is tied down until 2021.
Robertson shared his delight at being part of the senior squad last week, exclaiming he was buzzing to have been told he be included on Lennon’s bench.
Can he go one step beyond and make a debut against the Romanian champions?