Celtic striker Jack Aitchison has had a dream start to his loan spell in England, after scoring on debut for Forest Green Rovers.
The 19-year-old helped the League Two side win 1-0 at Cambridge United yesterday afternoon. He scored just 12 minutes after coming on from the bench as the Green Army continued their positive start to the new season.
The youngster received a pass from Joseph Mills on the edge of the box before cutting inside a Cambridge defender and firing a ferocious right-foot strike in off the goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov’s near-post.
Celtic fans are of course used to seeing the youngster score on debuts. He netted for Celtic at the age of 16 in a 7-0 win over Motherwell back in May 2016 with his first touch in professional football.
The Scotland under-19 talent had a difficult season last term, with loan spells at both Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic so getting off to a good start at The New Lawn will undoubtedly have Celtic fans excited about Aitchison’s latest spell.
Indeed, plenty of Celtic fans have reacted with joy to the news that Aitchison is already off the mark in Nailsworth…
Brilliant Jack. Keep up the good work. 🔥🔥🔥
— CelticQuote Bolingoli (@CelticQuote) September 7, 2019
Good on ye wee chap. Keep up the good work.
Won’t be long before you’re knocking on the first team door at Celtic.
Good luck @FGRFC_Official , the loan will make you a better player and all rounder.
Make you appreciate more, what you have at Celtic
— Honest Paul-Bolingoli (@FaddyWaddy1) September 7, 2019
You will come back stronger!
— Isaías BolingolIV 🏴 (@IACG_IV) September 7, 2019
Well done jack 🍀
— John Paul Kerr (@JohnPaulKerr1) September 7, 2019
Jack Aitchison at the goals already for forest green 👏🍀
— Jake Mcginlay (@TheBhoyJM) September 7, 2019
Jack Aitchison. some boy
— Lewis #FreeKouassi🇻🇦 (@lewisb67__) September 7, 2019
Jack Aitchison with a debut goal for Forest Green. Hopefully his loan spell can have an effect similar to that which Callum McGregor experienced at Notts County.
— JMax (@JamoMax85) September 7, 2019
Jack Aitchison scoring on his Forest Green debut. The boys a natural goal scorer. Well done. @JackAitchison7
— Thomas Mckay (@tamage27) September 7, 2019
Jack Aitchison doing Jack Aitchison things. Scoring 12 minutes into his League 2 debut.
Go on wee man. https://t.co/SXdVgxDIlJ
— Liam King (@LK95_) September 7, 2019
Bring him home
— andy bonner mbombo (@andrewb94405613) September 7, 2019
— Jamie Mcilduff (@jamiefluff) September 7, 2019