Celtic loan Lenzie youngster Scott Robertson out to Gillingham
Lenzie teenager Scott Robertson has joined English League One side Gillingham on loan from Celtic.
The 19-year-old former Lenzie YFC player has been sent down south by the Parkhead outfit to gain first-team experience.
Midfielder Robertson made his Hoops debut in a Europa League tie against CFR Cluj last year and has also played for Celtic’s Colts side in the Challenge Cup.
He told the Gillingham FC website: “I’m buzzing to get started. I had a chat with the gaffer at Celtic and this seemed like the perfect fit for me.
"For someone my age, being 19, getting regular first-team football is always important. I’m delighted to be here.”
Gills boss Steve Evans said Scott was a player he had been tracking for some time.
He said: “I am incredibly pleased to get Scott to Priestfield. He is somebody I have watched several times and I’m very grateful to my friend Neil Lennon for believing we are the right place for Scott to continue his football development.
"We look forward to working with him and his addition will provide strong competition for places in our midfield. He is young, hungry, incredibly talented and I have no doubt the supporters will enjoy watching him as the season progresses.”
Former Millersneuk Primary and St Ninian's High School pupil Scott is Lenzie born and bred and played for Lenzie YFC from the age of five.
Gillingham kick off their 2020/21 season on Saturday when they take on Hull City at their Priestfield stadium.