English club confirm disappointing blow for Celtic loan talent

By Euan Davidson

November 17, 2021

Celtic youngster Scott Robertson will miss 3 matches for Crewe Alexandra after he was retrospectively suspended.

Robertson accepted a charge of violent conduct from the EFL, from an incident against Bolton Wanderers. Crewe lost the game 2-0, with goals from Sheehan and Bakayoko [BBC].

The news was announced on Crewe’s website earlier this evening [CAFC]. An incident on the 83rd minute wasn’t seen by the referees at the time. However, video evidence has proven that Robertson deserved a three-game suspension from EFL matches.

It means he’ll miss facing his former team, Gillingham. He’ll also miss matches against AFC Wimbledon and Ipswich Town, who find themselves in League One nowadays.

Undoubtedly, the former Scotland youth international will be a miss for The Railwaymen. Thus far, he’s been effective, making 2.3 tackles per 90 and creating opportunities [WhoScored?].

It’s a rare lapse of judgement from the Celtic loanee. Scott Robertson has been praised for his work ethic, calm demeanour and maturity. Crewe manager David Artell has suggested he has a real chance of breaking into the Celtic first-team next season.

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Celtic loanee Scott Robertson needs to improve discipline at Crewe if he’s going to impress Postecoglou

Injuries are totally understandable. Bad form is forgivable. But indiscipline is another thing altogether.

So far, this Celtic side in 21-22 have only 13 bookings in the Scottish Premiership [WhoScored?]. There’s only been one red card, shown to Nir Bitton against FC Midtjylland in Champions League qualifying.

Postecoglou’s side are aggressive, certainly. But not ill-disciplined. If Scott Robertson has designs on making it under the Greek-Aussie boss, he’s going to need to control his temper.

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As a representative of the club in the EFL, he’ll be disappointed to have amassed a three-game suspension. Especially with Crewe Alexandra on a poor run of form. They’ve lost 4 of their last 6 matches.

Hopefully for Robertson, this is a lesson, rather than a concerning trend. Especially with so much at stake for his loan club this season, who sit dead last in EFL League One.

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