Doncaster Rovers manager Andy Butler has provided some relief for supporters after a concerning-looking injury to Celtic’s Scott Robertson yesterday.
Robertson had to come off after only 28 minutes against Northampton Town yesterday. What was even more frustrating about the substitution was that it brought to an end Scott’s first start in five games. Just when it looked like he was breaking back into the starting line-up, disaster struck.
The Celtic youngster didn’t need a stretcher or even the aid of club doctors to help him leave the pitch. But the fact it required an immediate substitution was a concern.
Thankfully, however, it looks as though whatever Robertson has picked up is short-term only. With a big few months coming up, the midfielder needs to remain as fit as possible. And judging by Doncaster boss butler’s diagnosis, this one won’t be anything to worry about.
As quoted by Doncaster Fresh Press and in short summation, Butler said: “It’s something with his foot. I don’t think it will something that will be too long.”
Doncaster loan star and Celtic’s Scott Robertson has dealt superbly with setbacks this season
It hasn’t been spoken about enough just how impressive Robertson has been off the pitch this season. He’s had to deal with so much change yet has consistently bounced back and continued his development appropriately.
It looked as though he was set for a smooth season-long loan with League One outfit Gillingham. However, it was Robertson’s first loan move of his career and his first prolonged period outside of Glasgow as a professional footballer.
He picked up niggles whilst continuously getting himself into starting line-ups. He would then be hauled back by Celtic after the Dubai fiasco before being sent back out on loan to Doncaster no more than three weeks later.
Since then, he’s managed to force his way into the first-team and make an impression. He’s even had to deal with a managerial change there after Darren Moore left to join Sheffield Wednesday. Yesterday’s draw with Northampton was his first start under new interim boss Butler.
Indeed, this is just another road-block for Robertson to overcome. But the truth is he’s been involved in a season full of them, with plenty of setbacks and change striking his career.
Hopefully, he’s back before Doncaster’s trip to Oxford on Tuesday night. With pre-season at Lennoxtown only several months away, Robertson needs to ensure he’s fit and firing.