Celtic youngsters Lee O'Connor and Scott Robertson enjoy promising weekend out on loan

By John McGinley

November 22, 2020

Young Celtic defender Lee O’Connor had the most promising weekend of the Bhoys’ loanees this weekend, helping Tranmere Rovers surge to a 5-0 win at home to Grimsby in English League Two.

Rovers currently sit in 13th position in the league table but have ambitions to be promoted, finding themselves just a few points behind play-off positions.

O’Connor played the entire 90 minutes of the 5-0 rout, his 15th appearance of the campaign so far in all competitions.

That’s a positive run of games.

He now has a new manager to impress too, who can hopefully get more out of him as the season progresses.

Former Bolton, Rochdale and Barnsley boss Keith Hill was appointed yesterday, in the wake of Mike Jackson’s sacking at the end of October.

Scott Robertson

It was also a good weekend for midfielder Scott Robertson, who has missed Gillingham’s last few matches because of injury.

He returned to the starting line-up against ambitious Charlton, getting over an hour of action under his belt in a 1-1 draw.

The young Celtic prospect has now played ten times this season, gaining good senior experience in League One.

Manager Steve Evans gave the player a shout-out in the wake of yesterday’s match.

The rest

As we’ve discussed already this weekend, Kerr McInroy produced an excellent performance to help see off Andy Halliday and Hearts on Friday.

Elsewhere, 22-year-old goalkeeper Ross Doohan started his fifth league match in succession against Kilmarnock but couldn’t prevent a 3-1 defeat.

Celtic loanee Ross Doohan after yesterday’s Ross County match / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Boli Bolingoli and Jack Hendry both started matches for Istanbul Basaksehir and Oostende but couldn’t find their way to victories.

After a three-game layoff, striker Vakoun Bayo came off the bench for Toulouse in a 1-1 draw with FC Chambly, but hasn’t scored in France since August.

In other news, Neil Lennon has demanded more from Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths despite the duo bailing him out against Hibernian.