Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson may not have grabbed the headlines in the way that some of his teammates have. However, the player, who is 18, can be pleased with how his first-half of the season went.
He made his first-team debut in the 2-0 Europa League defeat to Cluj. The game might have been a dead rubber for the Hoops, but Robertson played well in the centre of midfield alongside Olivier Ntcham.
Now Robertson has disclosed how a positional change improved his game. The player was an attacking midfielder, but playing in the central midfield has reaped dividends, as it has brought him a first-team opportunity.
“Helped my game step on”
“I just think that moving back one in midfield has helped my game step on a bit further. Being able to get the ball a bit more” he said, on a video on Celtic’s YouTube channel.
The interesting thing about Robertson moving his position is that it arguably makes it harder for him to get first-team football on a regular basis.
Can learn a lot from Hoops regulars
However, on the plus side for the player, he will get to learn a lot from the regular trio of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham.
It will be intriguing to see how many first-team apperances Robertson makes in the second-half of the season. His chances may be limited as the Hoops look set to be in a battle for the title which could go all the way to May.
However, as long as he keeps learning from the players who are already in the first-team and keeps working hard in training then that won’t necessarily be an issue.
Celtic do have a lot of midfielders, so it will take time for Robertson to become a first-team regular. However, his future looks to be bright, judging by his performance in his first-team debut for the club.