Celtic youngster Scott Robertson found a place on the Doncaster Rovers bench today just hours after his loan to the club was announced.
Robertson did not win any minutes under new manager Darren Moore, but his immediate inclusion bodes well for future chances.
Doncaster impressed with a 1-0 away win to Lincoln City, who had led English League One heading into the encounter.
Rovers now sit three points behind Lincoln and new league leaders Hull but hold multiple games in hand on both.
Robertson was progressing well at Gillingham earlier this season, but this new loan appears to be an upgrade on that.
There had been question marks surrounding the decision to recall him, before not using him, but if he finds a better club to play regular football at then there’s no harm down.
He will now feel the pressure of an automatic promotion push. That should stand him in good stead for a return to Celtic this summer.
Fans are hoping he can make an impact in the first-team over the next couple of years as Celtic consider a midfield future without Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.
Robertson has started for Celtic once before away to Cluj in the UEFA Europa League.
We’re excited to see how he progresses at Donny over the next few months and will be updating you regularly on 67 Hail Hail.
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on today’s loan announcement…
In terms of play style and position in League 1, Doncaster probably a better side for Robertson to move too
Currently sitting 4th right in the mix for the promotion spots. A big game today, against top of the league, Lincoln City
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) January 30, 2021
Sensible move for the lad. Good luck and hope he comes back stronger for a first team shot. HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) January 30, 2021
Seems to be a good young player, would rather him get games down south than the shambles we are this season, might flourish under a new management team next season!
— Scott Williamson (@scottw1985) January 30, 2021
For once, I’m positive about this. He’s gone to a better team in the same league, and he’s playing under a manager who tries to play football unlike Steve Evans at Gillingham
— SeanTheSheep (@beerandfootypls) January 30, 2021
If he gets consistent minutes there it’ll be a good move. Would rather him at Doncaster than Gillingham. https://t.co/W1jJHu0Ah4
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) January 30, 2021
Good move for him, Doncaster pushing automatic promotion so should be good experience for Robertson https://t.co/7GSAf4Hn8b
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) January 30, 2021
I really hope we don’t let him fade away, he went from strength to strength in a short period on loan, Doncaster pushing for promotion to Championship, if he could react same as Mcgregor after his Notts County loan then we have a player to build team around. https://t.co/CAQLoEvVz2
— Kieren Laverty (@KierenLaverty) January 30, 2021