"Wonderful ability", "Terrific technique"; Darren Moore talks up promising Celtic teenager

By John McGinley

February 5, 2021

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has been talking up the ability of Celtic academy graduate Scott Robertson this week.

Robertson is at Donny on loan for the remainder of 2020/21 season.

The young midfielder had initially joined Gillingham but was recalled by Celtic in January.

A switch to Doncaster represents an upgrade as Moore’s side push for promotion and play a more free-flowing style of football.

The English manager is delighted to have Robertson on board too.

He told The Yorkshire Post: “We are really pleased to have Scott on board. We tried to get him at the start of the season and just missed out. To get another ‘bite’ at him now means we are delighted to have him on board.

“He is a nice footballer and moves well with the ball and has terrific technique and wonderful ability and sees it and understands it. He’s a young, energetic footballer who wants that opportunity to play games.

“He is at a football club where he will get those games and he is one of those who we are integrating into the squad and we are getting him used to the ideas we do here. Hopefully, it will not be too long before the Rovers fans get a glimpse of him and see why we have brought him to the club.”

Darren Moore not the only fan of Scott Robertson

Robertson had also attracted glowing praise from Steve Evans on loan at the Gills. He appears to be rated everywhere he goes.

Having made 19 appearances for Gillingham and now destined to play regularly for Doncaster, he’s getting the experience he needs to progress.

That bodes well for his Celtic future. There’s a growing expectation that he can earn opportunities in the Bhoys first-team next season.

Darren Moore has been talking up Scott Robertson / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old has only started one match for Celtic previously, away to Cluj in the UEFA Europa League.

67 Hail Hail will be updating on his progress between now and May.

In other news, Neil Lennon has finally said something fans agree with.