Gillingham fans delighted after securing Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson on loan
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.
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:
Another quality addition made to the squad, you love to see it.
Our midfield across the board is looking dynamite this year. If we get another striker in I think we’ll be set for a decent campaign.#Gills https://t.co/DPmFqG5QVg
— Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) September 10, 2020
Great signing, Steve Evans doing one hell of a job yet again in this transfer window! https://t.co/iisFZdMns4
— Jonesy (@E2003J) September 10, 2020
Can we just enjoy this beauty of a signing and not keep worrying about a striker please ? Surely you’re confident enough in uncle Steve to know we’re not going to be left wanting for anything this season.
— Loonpotter (@Loonpotter) September 10, 2020
Welcome Scott. Top quality signing this one sounds 👍
— Barry Davis (@BarryDa41204774) September 10, 2020
Just that striker next please 🙏 great signing tbh
— Leon vaughan (@Leonvaughan7) September 10, 2020
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.
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.