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.
He’s outgrown underage and reserve matches. Now he has an opportunity to show he can find consistency at senior level against seasoned professionals.
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…
Plenty more on the way from the young bhoy 👌🏻🍀
— Holy Bolingoli (@FonaldQ) September 7, 2019
What a way to announce your arrival at your new club @JackAitchison7 👊🏻💚⚽️
— debs stopford (@tinytai) September 7, 2019
Came on and changed the game. Scored after 11 minutes in a hard position and almost got a 2nd after running through 2 players and hitting the post. Finally a striker🍀
— Jake Wyman (@Jakey_Boyz) September 7, 2019
Brilliant really high hopes for this Bhoy. This could be his Ajer at killie moment. Enjoy your time there and hope to see you back next summer
— Bhoy.In.BolingoLA😳 🍀 (@Bhoy_in_LA) September 7, 2019
Superb kid!!! 👏🏻👏🏻
— Brian Smillie (@brizzos) September 7, 2019
Superb debut Jack;I’m sure you will be one of our key signings this season. Thanks for heading south to lovely Gloucestershire 🙂
— Phil (@rockness1) September 7, 2019
This wee guy is special 👌
— Alan moffat (@Alanmoffat10) September 7, 2019