Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson made his first start for Gillingham tonight as they emerged victorious in a Carabao Cup tie.
The Gills were at home to Coventry City in the 2nd Round and managed to secure a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory despite currently operating in the division below the English Championship side.
Jordan Graham scored an injury-time penalty for Gillingham to level the game at 1-1 after Maxime Biamou’s opener for the away side.
That forced the shoot-out which the on-loan Robertson netted in.
He showed great composure for a teenager and perhaps took inspiration from Odsonne Edouard going by the description on Twitter.
Scott Robertson next…
Nonchalantly clipped down the middle!!
— GillsInTheBlood (@GillsInTheBlood) September 15, 2020
Robertson’s start for Steve Evans’ side was his first in competitive action for anyone since appearing in the Europa League against Cluj in December 2019.
That he is already making it into the team down there is terrific progress after his cameo off the bench at the weekend against Hull City.
It’s early justification that he’s made the perfect move for the 2020/21 season.
Hopefully he gets the regular week-to-week action he needs to aid his development, similar to the Callum McGregor loan switch to Notts County that prepared him brilliantly for first-team games at Celtic.
Lennon rates Robertson highly and stated last month that he sees the youngster as a player who can break into the Bhoys set-up and who has great potential.
Having signed a new contract shortly prior to his loan exit, the club are certainly committed to his future and it’ll be exciting to see if he can be one of the new wave of academy talents that make an impact.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on his loan move to Gillingham throughout the season.