Celtic’s Scott Brown has been at Celtic for a long time, and in that time a load of young players have made the breakthrough to the first-team squad.
One of the most recent to make the breakthrough is Hoops midfielder Scott Robertson, who is just 18. Brown, who plays in the same central midfield position as Robertson, is a fan of the player.
In fact, Brown has suggested that any youngster looking to make the breakthrough into the first-team should follow Robertson’s lead. Particularly when it comes to attitude.
“He’s very relaxed”
“He’s very relaxed and conducts himself with professionalism, he’s not big-time and I think he’s got a really bright future ahead of him” Brown said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 25, Page 12).
“He’s the template for how young ones should approach making that step up – he’s humble, but at the same time isn’t scared to put himself about and show his qualities on the training pitch.”
It was Robertson’s qualities on the training pitch that must have caught the eye of Neil Lennon. That led to Robertson making his Hoops debut in the Europa League loss to Cluj.
A good sign for player that veteran is a fan
It has to be considered a good sign for Robertson that Brown is a fan. Brown will know that you have to be a special player to make the breakthrough at Celtic.
He will be particularly impressed that the player ‘isn’t scared to put himself about’. This exactly the type of player that Brown has been for the majority of his career.
Celtic will not want to go overboard on Robertson. After all, many players have faded at the club after a strong start as a young player.
However, judging from Brown’s comments, Robertson looks to have the attitude that will make him a star of the future at Celtic Park. Only time will tell if he does.