Celtic youngster Scott Robertson is certainly coming back to Parkhead having won many new admirers at Gillingham.
Robertson was recalled back up the road yesterday after manager Steve Evans confirmed the news in the Scottish Sun.
Speaking about Scott, Evans said: “He’s been an absolute credit to Celtic and his family and we thank him very much for his professionalism and performances with us. I spoke to him at lunchtime to say Celtic were recalling him and he immediately thanked me and everyone else at Gillingham for his period here.”
It was certainly a beneficial loan experience for him too. Spending the first half of the campaign in a hugely competitive League One competition, Robertson managed 19 senior appearances this term (Transfermarkt).
Throughout that period, he’s been consistently praised by Evans for his displays. It’s clear the Gillingham manager valued Robertson highly, and that showed in his appearances.
Celtic see big things for Scott Robertson; Gillingham spell went superbly
Celtic are also big fans of Robertson and that’s been clear in the trust he’s been given recently. Remember, it was only back in August that he signed a new three-year deal in Glasgow.
In the past, Scott Brown has labelled him a player with “more quality than I’ll ever have” (CelticFC.net). There’s been so much spotlight put on Robertson’s development, and it’ll be interesting to see how he’s developed down south.
However, on the other hand, it’s an inconvenience for him. He had been playing consistently with Gillingham in a highly-competitive environment. Coming back to Parkhead, he likely won’t see much game-time after the next week.
Celtic have two matches against Livingston over the next week, and six points are essential. Robertson will almost certainly have a part to play in that. But what happens after is anyone’s guess, with another loan spell hardly out of the question.
But he leaves England with a lot of new admirers as the Gillingham supporters hailed his quality after hearing the news of his Parkhead return. Here’s a look at some of the reaction:
Can be inconsistent at times but on his day a brilliant player, expected with a young player but with more development he can turn into a class player. Bit of a shame to lose him. https://t.co/gcApb9kDLV
— LH (@louishart_) January 11, 2021
Good player but inconsistent if he gets consistent he’ll be class https://t.co/GVOHtmYgH1
— Fin Pike (@fin_pike) January 11, 2021
It’s fine cause o’keefe is back so won’t be signing any midfielders also means willock will probably play games. Robertson was one of the better loan players sad to see him go needs signing quick https://t.co/xDYBWcEmM7
— STEVE EVANS ARMY (@gfc_trenbog) January 11, 2021
Shame. Good player and wish him the best. Just hope he gets the game time he will hope for up there to make us losing him worth while for him https://t.co/sOw86Q5yMK
— JG10 🐐 (@Graham_SZN) January 11, 2021
Quality player on his day. Good luck Robbo💙 https://t.co/jhM42rTdKg
— Ben🏴 (@1893_ben) January 11, 2021
Bit inconsistent but on his day he was class, definitely got a future in the game https://t.co/jSD9p8ZmQb
— Evan (@EJTaylor99) January 11, 2021
Ahhhh wish him luck! Good player on his day https://t.co/ovxbeCd59g
— *L*O*U*I*S (@LouisHoward95) January 11, 2021
If you’ve seen Gillingham play this is a great decision for Robertson
— gilbert (@gilbert45473147) January 11, 2021