Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson could be a player with a big future at the club. The midfielder, who is just 18, was involved in Celtic’s pre-season tour of Austria, and featured in the pre-season 0-0 draw with Rennes.
Since then, he has mostly played in the Hoops reserve side, but he must be playing well for that side as he was named in the Celtic squad to play Rennes in the Europa League, and kept his place in the squad for the weekend’s 4-1 win over Ross County.
He didn’t feature in either of the games, but the player was still understandably delighted to receive a call-up to the senior squad.
“The gaffer told me”
“I…trained with the first-team on the Tuesday, and the gaffer told me I was going to be on the bench against Rennes. I was buzzing!” he said, as reported by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 22, Page. 39).
“It’s great to know that the first-team staff have picked up on the effort I’ve been putting in the reserves” he concluded.
Could be next in line for first-team breakthrough
It is good to see that Celtic have been keeping an eye on the player’s progression. Perhaps Robertson could be the next Hoops youngster to make the breakthrough into the first-team. Jeremie Frimpong has made a first-team place his own, and fans will be wondering who will be next in line.
The only thing that could be holding Robertson back is that he is a midfielder. Celtic have plenty of them in their squad. In fact, it is probably the strongest area of the team. That may mean that the player could have to go on loan if he wants to get first-team football.
However, the fact that he has been noticed whilst playing in the reserves is a promising sign. Maybe he won’t have to leave on loan to make the breakthrough.
Robertson will no doubt still be concentrating on the reserve team for the moment. However, he deserves respect and applause for getting into the first-team squad at the start of his career.