Celtic youngster Scott Robertson managed to make an immediate impact after the appointment of Andy Butler at Doncaster Rovers.
Robertson is spending the second half of the campaign with the League One club. However, his spell there was thrown into turmoil after manager Darren Moore left the club earlier this week. Butler was then appointed as boss until the end of the season.
Last night, he had his first match in charge of the club against Portsmouth. Doncaster managed to secure an impressive 2-1 win, with Robertson central to the success.
The Celtic youngster started Butler’s first game on the bench. However, with 27 minutes remaining and the score at 1-0 to Rovers, Robertson was introduced. And it only took him seven minutes to pick out a fine through ball that team-mate Fejiri Okenabirhie collected and slammed into the roof of the net.
It would turn out to be the match-winner, with Pompey pulling one back in the closing minutes. It would be an immediate impact for Robertson, helping to immediately push himself to the forefront of his manager’s thoughts. You can watch the highlights by clicking here.
Celtic youngster Scott Robertson must ensure he’s a constant for Doncaster Rovers this season
The biggest fear Robertson would’ve had after Moore’s departure was that his game-time lessened. One decent cameo doesn’t exactly rule that prospect out. However, he’s given himself a fine start to life under the new interim boss.
Robertson doesn’t need concern himself with the long-term direction of the club. It shouldn’t be his concern what happens with Doncaster when Butler’s time is up. The only man he needs to impress at the moment is the interim boss – that’s the only way he’ll continue to feature regularly for the League One side.
During his time under Moore, who left for Sheffield Wednesday, Robertson’s game-time was inconsistent. He started two of a possible five matches under the former manager. His latest appearance before last night’s win was a four-minute cameo against Hull.
But it won’t do much for his Celtic prospects if he’s struggling to nail down regular starts for his current club.
This is a highly exciting time for Doncaster as a football club. Despite their change of manager, they’re still in the League One play-off places and battling hard to reach them or indeed breach the top-two. Making himself a key part of that run would be massive for Robertson – especially if success is achieved at the end of it.
Last night was a promising start for the Lennoxtown graduate. Here’s hoping he can regain his place in the starting XI in the coming weeks.