Gills boss Steve Evans loves 'terrific' Celtic loan youngster Scott Robertson

By John McGinley

December 19, 2020

Gillingham manager Steve Evans has again been lauding the ability of Celtic youngster Scott Robertson.

Robertson has already attracted attention for his displays on loan at the Gills this season.

However, injuries had halted his progress in English League One.

The young midfielder is now back on track.

Celtic-daft Evans is even protecting his fitness for future matches, having been so impressed with his ability.

He told the official Gillingham website after a 4-1 rout of Rochdale today: “We played with a lot of intensity and that is what was most impressive today and to be fair to Josh Eccles and Scott Robertson, I love them, they get on the ball and they were both fit.

“There has usually been the odd niggle, and the reason they came off is because we want them to be 100% going forwards.”

Creative Celtic youngster

Robertson registered an assist on the day and, as we discussed earlier, achieved a high rating on stat tracking website WhoScored.

He was tasked with feeding striker John Akinde, who Evans was also impressed by.

The Gills boss would continue: “Akinde led the line, I had strong words with him before the game. We said just get on the end of passes from Robertson and Eccles, who I thought were terrific.

“Dempsey and MacDonald covered every blade of grass; it was a good performance, we need a break now, we need it because of the players we’ve not got available to us.”

Celtic youngster Scott Robertson / (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Robertson’s task now will be finding consistency in the Gillingham first-team.

He hasn’t really been in the team match after match for an extended spell. That’s what he needs before returning to Celtic and, hopefully, pushing for a place in the first-team squad.

In other news, today’s mystery surrounding Patrick Roberts has been cleared up.