When it comes to players making the breakthrough to the Celtic first-team this season, understandably most of the talk has been about Jeremie Frimpong.

The former Manchester City defender has become a first-team mainstay far sooner than perhaps even he expected that he would.

However, there are a number of Celtic starlets that are on the verge of making the breakthrough, one of whom has already started a first-game this season.


That player is Scott Robertson, who made his Hoops debut in the 2-0 Europa League loss to Cluj.

Robertson, who is 18, is a very talented prospect, and he showed just how good a player he could be in a recent performance for the Celtic Reserve side against Chelsea under-23s.

Attacking skill Hoops player would be proud of

Scott Robertson in action for Celtic (Photo by Paul Ursachi/MB Media/Getty Images)

Robertson is a central midfielder for the Hoops. However, he should some attacking skill James Forrest would have been proud of to score the only goal of the game against Chelsea.

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He took a pass from Karamoko Dembele on the edge of the penalty box, held off a defender then displayed great skill to turn a defender in the box, and hammer the ball into the back of the net.

It was a goal reminiscent of one that Ryan Christie would score for the Hoops, breaking into the penalty box from midfield and finding the back of the net.

Robertson did start his Celtic career as an attacking midfielder, so perhaps it isn’t that surprising that he has the skill to score a goal like he did against Chelsea.

Hoops boss will have taken note of goal

Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will no doubt be aware of the goal, and the skill that Robertson showed. However, that does not mean that when he returns to the Hoops first-team squad that Robertson will now become an attacking midfielder.

He will presumably stay a central midfielder, who perhaps will one day replace Scott Brown in the middle of the park for the Hoops.

It is good to see though that he has the ability to score the type of goal that he did.

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