Exciting Celtic talent Scott Robertson has stated that he’s “loving” life with Doncaster Rovers as he gets his teeth into his second loan spell of the season.
Robertson mysteriously came back to the club after spending the first half of the campaign with Gillingham. The midfielder managed 18 appearances for the Gills [Transfermarkt]. Yet after being recalled by the Hoops, he was sent out just over two weeks later to league rivals Doncaster.
So far, it’s been another productive period for him. He’s played in five of Doncaster’s last six matches as he continues to build on the development made at Gillingham. It’s Robertson’s first full season getting regular senior football.
And in the first time for a while, he’s come out and provided an update on his progress. The Lennoxtown academy graduate has expressed his enjoyment with his new club whilst also setting out his main goal during the loan spell.
As quoted by Doncaster Rovers’ official website, Robertson said: “So far I’m loving the busy schedule because it gives me more opportunities to get myself used to first-team football.
“Going back to Celtic and training there for a month or so before I came here helped me to get my sharpness back.
“My aim is to play as many games as I can in a competitive league, and the competition for places in the midfield is helping me to improve.”
Celtic starlet Scott Robertson putting the building blocks in place with Doncaster
What he will be experiencing with his new club will be a similar but less intense experience to Celtic. There’s an expectancy there from Rovers to gain promotion to the Championship. Sitting in fourth place, they’ll have their eyes on going up either automatically or via the playoffs.
That’s a different kind of pressure to Gillingham. The Gills are stuck in mid-table and have next to no chance of sneaking into those same promotion spots. So in that sense, it could be a touch more worthwhile for him so long as Scott continues to play regularly.
It’s clear he’s highly thought of at Celtic. That’s something Gillingham boss Steve Evans was always keen to get across [Kent Online]. He also signed a new contract with the club back in August – tying him down until the summer of 2023.
So there is plenty of time for the youngster to breakthrough. He’ll be looking at the arrival of Liam Shaw to Parkhead as decent competition, and hopefully that leads to Scott raising his game.
Regardless, the seemingly odd sudden switch of clubs hasn’t appeared to knock him off his stride. He’s still featuring consistently and reaching the level needed to make more of a fight of things at Celtic next year.
Hopefully, we see a much more rounded player come pre-season.