Out on loan Celtic prospect Jack Aitchison impresses fans with weekend goal

By John McGinley

September 8, 2019

Celtic prospect Jack Aitchison got his loan spell at Forest Green Rovers off to a flyer on Saturday with a debut goal away to Cambridge United.

Aitchison was a deadline day signing for the English side. He had to settle for a place on the bench for the weekend League Two clash. However, it surely won’t be long until he’s a regular starter.

Taking the ball on the left hand edge of the box, Aitchison came inside and jinked past a defender before slamming a shot home.

It proved crucial, with Rovers winning 1-0 and taking all three points home. The club now sit fifth in League Two, four points off leaders Exeter City.

Aitchison’s chance to play for a team chasing promotion should be excellent experience for him at 19 years of age.

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He’s outgrown underage and reserve matches. Now he has an opportunity to show he can find consistency at senior level against seasoned professionals.

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He’ll now be desperate to make his first start for Forest Green next week at home to Colchester United.

Fans of both Rovers and Celtic have been left delighted by his initial contribution, with these supporters taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…