Celtic kid Scott Robertson praised by loan boss after nearly losing teeth

By Euan Davidson

September 14, 2021

You have to feel for Celtic loanee Scott Robertson. After his latest outing for Crewe Alexandra, he was praised by his manager, helped his side to a creditable draw, and fans love him already.

So, what’s the drawback? He’s sacrificed his two front teeth.

The Celtic midfielder, spending another promising spell on loan in the EFL, has two loose chompers after a collision against Shrewsbury at the weekend. That, and his performance all-round, have sparked some interesting comments from his manager, David Artell.

Crewe currently sit second-bottom of League One [EFL]. But their future looks brighter with Robertson, intimated Artell. At least, when the Celtic youngster is back from the dentist.

Artell said [CAFC]:

“I thought that Scott Robertson was the best player on the pitch. He was terrific.

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“The incident was not intentional and the referee really should have stopped the play. That is what we were unhappy about because he took too long to stop the game because it was obvious that Scott was injured.

“He has two loose front teeth. So we keep saying that he now looks like a proper Glaswegian. But he has been in this league enough with other loans to know what to expect.

“He is a tough lad. I spoke to one of their players after the game and he was telling me how strong he thought Scott was. And not just because he had his teeth virtually knocked out either!

“He was impressed with his performance and so were we.”

Impressive Scott Robertson, currently at Crewe, joins legion of Celtic players with dental issues

At least there’s solid precedent for Celtic players who get their teeth knocked out.

Kieran Tierney managed to return to Hampden to lift the Scottish Cup, after an elbow from Aberdeen forward Jayden Stockley necessitated emergency dental work [Sky Sports].

Paul Lambert lost four of his teeth in a derby against Rangers [Daily Record], while his former teammate Craig Burley was a famously gappy ex-Celt [FourFourTwo].

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Even Christopher Jullien, a current Bhoys squad member, can empathise with Robertson [Glasgow Times]. Start wearing mouth guards, lads?

In any case, front teeth or no, it’s little surprise to hear of Robertson impressing in England yet again. Following spells with Gillingham and Doncaster, it’s another good opportunity for the young midfielder to prove himself.

Once he’s back, he’ll be champing at the bit for an opportunity with Celtic.

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