Gillingham fans delighted after securing Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson on loan

By David Walton

September 11, 2020

Gillingham supporters have been left excited and optimistic after the signing of Celtic youngster Scott Robertson on loan.

Midfielder Robertson completed his season-long move to the Gills yesterday, where he’ll work under fellow Scotsman Steve Evans.

Scott Robertson in pre-season action vs Lyon (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

The Hoops youngster leaves the club having featured regularly over the course of pre-season, and having just officially signed a new three-year deal too.

And as he arrives at the League One club with a promising reputation, it’s clear the Gillingham fans are excited after securing his signature for the campaign. Here’s a look at some of their fans’ reaction to the signing:

Robertson and Evans thrilled to get this done

It’s clear there is excitement from all parties regarding this one.

Robertson has been speaking about the move this afternoon, telling Gillingham’s official social media channels that he’s looking forward to adding goals to his game in League One.

Gillingham boss Evans, meanwhile, has thanked his “friend” Neil Lennon for allowing Robertson to spend the campaign with the Gills.

Gillingham manager Steve Evans (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

It perhaps won’t be surprising to know that Evans is also a big Celtic fan. In comments published by the Glasgow Times back in May, Evans said: “I remember someone asked me, in terms of UK football, what would be considered a dream job. I didn’t say Liverpool, Manchester United, or Manchester City. I said Glasgow Celtic. It would be a dream job.”

We can all agree that Evans is some way from being in a position to take the big gig at Parkhead, but he can certainly do his boyhood club a turn if he can develop the promising Robertson further.

It looks a good move for everyone on paper, and playing against physical players in League One every week should have him coming back to Parkhead a better player. All eyes are now on whether he makes his debut against Hull City this weekend.

In other news, Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell has touched on why he isn’t playing the Celtic loan star he signed earlier this summer.