Scott Robertson details "incredible" Celtic training sessions; still watching Hoops consistently

By David Walton

November 19, 2020

Celtic youngster Scott Robertson has touched on the “incredible” training sessions at Lennoxtown as he admits the he’s in awe of the club’s midfielders.

Robertson is currently spending the season out on loan with Gillingham in League One, where he’s looking to push on and fight for promotion to the Championship.

However, he arrived at the English club with plenty of training ground experience alongside the likes of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, and Olivier Ntcham to name a few. When he comes back to Glasgow, that’s the kind of talent he’ll be up against too.

But despite the fact he’ll eventually have to compete with them for a spot at Parkhead, Robertson couldn’t help but big up the talent he’s been training with at his parent club.

As he spoke about the club in this week’s edition of the Celtic View (18/11, page 32), Robertson said: “I’ve managed to watch most of the Celtic games recently, including the (Scottish Cup) semi-final vs Aberdeen. They played some really good football, especially in the first half.

“It’s been great to see some players returning from injuries and the squad nearing its full strength. I thought Tom Rogic was amazing in the semi-final. He’s someone I’ve loved training alongside, all the Celtic midfielders are incredible to train with.

“There’s so much you can learn from all of them and I try to look at the things they’re doing so I can maybe implement it into my own game.”

Plenty for Robertson to be excited about

Robertson gives us a taster of his appetite to learn, and that’s something that’s key for any Lennoxtown hopeful if they want to make the step-up to the first-team.

The likes of McGregor and Brown are consistently in the side because of the quality they possess first and foremost, so trying to implement the best of that into Robertson’s own game is something that will stand him in good stead when he returns to Glasgow.

This is someone the club clearly rates highly. Neil Lennon handed him his debut against Cluj as well as several outings in pre-season, and there’s plenty to like about Robertson’s own quality, particularly on the ball.

Celtic loanee Scott Robertson in action for Gillingham / (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Against Cluj, he was the standout. Just about every pass was accurate, and they were often forward-thinking too. His tenacity to win the ball back was also extremely impressive, and even though he was playing largely alongside a Celtic B side, he made the most of it.

So much so that some may have been disappointed that he was sent out on loan to Gillingham in the first place. After all, given the fact he fitted into the team so well in that one, it could’ve been handy to have him around for rotation this season.

Then again, shielding the 19-year-old from the anxiety of the current campaign is understandable. All we can do is hope the player that returns is better for the move and can come and compete next season. Given what he showed against Cluj back in December, there’s no reason to think that isn’t a possibility.

In other news, a Celtic great has slammed England’s mentality towards Scottish football as he discussed a current Celt’s struggles.