Celtic's Scott Robertson saw foot specialist after injury knock against Northampton

By David Walton

March 17, 2021

Celtic hopeful Scott Robertson this week went to see a foot specialist after picking up an injury against Northampton.

The Lennoxtown midfielder had to come off after only 28 minutes with loan club Doncaster Rovers on Saturday. The injury was a massive blow for Scott, who was making only his first start in seven league games and first under new interim boss Andy Butler.

Despite Butler stating at the weekend that it didn’t look like a bad one [Doncaster Free Press], Robertson missed last night’s game against Oxford United. Rovers suffered a 3-0 defeat, with Scott not even making the matchday squad.

And the Rovers boss has revealed why that is as he stated the Celtic youngster went to see a chropodist.

As quoted by the Doncaster Free Press, Butler said: “Scott went to see the chiropodist and his toe was twice its normal size. He’s had that lanced and a lot of blood came out of it.

“It was just too early for Scott to face Oxford.”

Nothing long-term for Scott Robertson; Celtic youngster ready to get rolling again

The Doncaster Free Press has reported that Robertson will be available to face Gillingham this weekend. The League One clash will see him come against the club he played for on loan during the first half of the campaign.

But this is a major let-off for Scott given how grim his injury could’ve been. The fact he had to get some work done on his toe could’ve left him out for a while. The fact he’ll likely be back on Saturday is a boost for all parties.

For now isn’t exactly a great time for Robertson to struggle in terms of breaking into the Doncaster side. With a new interim boss in charge, he has to take any chance he can get. Robertson has only started three games for Rovers since moving there in January. Granted, game-time has still been consistent for him.

Celtic youngster Scott Robertson / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s been a massive learning experience for him this year. When he was first sent out on loan to Gillingham, nobody could’ve predicted the setbacks he was going to have. Having to switch clubs and real with both injuries and managerial changes? He’s certainly been given plenty of challenges to overcome.

Hopefully, when he returns in the summer, he’s a more rounded player and can be given a chance in pre-season.

For now, staying in Butler’s starting XI and getting more minutes should be his top priority. Thankfully, his injury doesn’t look too worrying.

In other news, Steve Clarke has admitted that he “can’t understand” why supporters want some of his Scotland stars dropped.