Scott Robertson is confident that what he is learning on loan at Gillingham will eventually pay off when he returns to Celtic next season, the Celtic View reports.

Robertson is currently on loan at the English League One side. He has had to adapt to a different style of football than he is used to at Celtic.

However, the 19-year-old is using the new experiences to improve his game, with an eye on making an impact at Celtic in the future.

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“The league down here is really fast and when you move the ball you need to be quick because there’ll be someone pressuring you” Robertson said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 17, Page. 32).

“That will stand me in good stead”

“That will stand me in good stead when I return to Celtic, I’ll be able to move the ball sharper when we come up against teams trying to press us” Robertson concluded.


Robertson seems to have confidence in his ability to get into the Celtic side when he returns to the club, and good on him. More young players should have that attitude. It is the sort of attitude that is bound to impress Neil Lennon.

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Playing on loan could indeed give Robertson a boost compared to some of his other midfield rivals at Celtic Park.

Could stand-out amongst midfield opponents

He will be able to add what he has learned from playing in England to his game. That could make him stand-out when he returns to the club.

Celtic's Scott Robertson in action with Gillingham

Celtic’s Scott Robertson in action with Gillingham (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Hopefully Robertson can stay fit, and remain in the first-team with the English club. He sounds like he is enjoying the new opportunity he is getting to develop his footballing skills.

Robertson might not have played that many first-team games for Celtic. However, if he can apply what he has learned in England to his game in Scotland, that could change next season.

In other news, Paddy McCourt has said that three Derry City trialists will likely return to Celtic.

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