Celtic youngster Scott Robertson is now training with Lennon's first-team every day
Celtic youngster Scott Robertson is now training with Neil Lennon’s first-team every day following his first full pre-season with the senior squad, he’s told The Celtic View this week (Vol 56, issue 4, page 22).
Robertson made his Celtic debut away to Cluj in the Europa League group stages last season, impressing in the middle of the park.
He’s only made a matchday squad once in a competitive setting since, named on the Bhoys bench against Kilmarnock a couple of weeks ago.
However, now training with our biggest stars every day, it seems he’s closing in on more appearances and his development is now ramping up, learning loads alongside regulars such as Scott Brown and Callum McGregor.
The 19-year-old is also adding strength and a higher level of fitness to his game.
Robertson told in-house club magazine The Celtic View this week (Vol 56, issue 4, page 22): “This was my first pre-season with the first-team and I was expecting to notice a difference in my fitness at the end of it.
“There’s been a lot of hard training and I’m feeling strong and fitter than I ever have. I feel the best I’ve felt coming through a pre-season. I’m working with different strength and conditioning coaches in the first-team and they’ve been taking me through some session which have helped a lot.
“The reserves aren’t back yet so I’ve been training with the first-team every day. That’s been brilliant for me because working alongside the players helps me improve and shows me the level I need to try and get to.”
Those are certainly encouraging comments and supporters will now be looking forward to seeing more of Robertson as the season goes on.
Kieran Tierney told Open Goal earlier this week that his training with the senior squad every day for a few months eventually led to his big opportunity under Ronny Deila.
Robertson is now on that path and simply wouldn’t be involved if Lennon didn’t think he had the potential to make it at Celtic Park.
Competition is fierce in the middle of the park with Olivier Ntcham and Ismaila Soro available to slot in if McGregor or Brown drop out.
However, the manager has already shown a willingness to bring in Robertson if he’s rotating the team.
Hopefully it’s not too long before we see him in action again.