Celtic loan star Scott Robertson is a ‘gem’ and our best player in the last three games, says Crewe boss


Celtic child ON READY Scott Robertson is a “gem” whose attitude is “deep,” his manager told Crewe Alexandra.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who made his debut for the Hoops in the Europa League in 2019 but has not played since, is currently with the League One club on a one-season loan.


Celtic’s Scott Robertson impressed on loan at Crewe AlexandraCredit: Rex
Team boss David Artell is a huge fan of his Celtic loan star


Team boss David Artell is a huge fan of his Celtic loan starCredit: Getty

Crewe boss David Artell went so far as to say Robertson was the railroad worker BETTER player of the last three games trotting.

The Railroaders beat Burton Albion 2-0 this weekend with young Hoops deployed in a deep midfielder role and putting in a “formidable” performance, according to Artell.

He told the official club website: “Scott’s character is perfect. He listens intently and he looks at you and you know he is absorbing everything. There is no sound in his head when you talk to him.

“He wants to listen and learn and when you are like that you will only get better.

“It was great again on Saturday. Really, really good and he was absolutely devastated in the last five minutes because he had crashed into the ground. He’s probably been our best player in the last three games, but he knows it has to continue.

“He knows he has to maintain these standards, but he has come here, taken matters into his own hands and his attitude towards the job is first class.”

Despite performing at such a high level for the railroaders, Artell admits he’s still not sure if Robertson will eventually succeed at Parkhead.

With Callum McGregor, James McCarthy, Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull ahead of him in the pecking order, Robertson will not be able to enter the first team directly on his return from his last stint in League One.

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Skipper McGregor had to wait for his chance and spend time on loan, moving to Notts County for a season at age 20 where he played over 40 games (teaming up with Jack Grealish along the way), before moving on to make his debut for the Hoops.

McGregor has garnered rave reviews in the south and signed a new contract upon his return to Glasgow and Grant believes Robertson can do the same.

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He said: “Now if he’s going to be good enough to go back to Celtic and get into their squad I don’t know and that’s their business because I know how massive Celtic are and how it’s tough to play at this level, but if he keeps working hard, he’ll only impress those who make those decisions.

“This is his third League One spell and I said on Saturday we have a real gem of a player in our hands.”

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