Celtic youngster Scott Robertson shone in his first start for his loan side on Tuesday night, earning praise from a number of their fans.
The 19-year-old, who recently signed a contract extension at Parkhead until the summer of 2023, joined English League One side Gillingham on a season-long loan last week.
Robertson made his debut for Steve Evans’ side last week, coming off the bench in the 2-0 home loss to Hull on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the young midfielder was named in the starting XI for the League Cup meeting with Coventry, and put in a tenacious, hard-working performance in the middle of the park.
His efforts on the night saw him earn huge praise from the Gillingham faithful on social media:
Gills just don’t look like scoring at all. Robertson looks our most dangerous player and he’s our defensive midfielder….
— T (@GFCTaylor) September 15, 2020
Very impressed. Tenacious, worked hard, stood up to everything chucked at him and showed some real glimpses of ability with it. Liked the fact he didn’t let any of their players bully him or intimidate him.
— GillsInTheBlood (@GillsInTheBlood) September 15, 2020
Good young player,composed,powerful,I’ve heard some ppl at Celtic believe he could possibly be a future replacement for Scott Brown.
— Run the show (@iRuntheshow1) September 16, 2020
Looks like he will be one of the first names on the team sheet. Wind him up and off he goes for 95 minutes of non stop action. Great stuff and a real coup for the Gills to get him. The whole squad will benefit from that last 20 minutes, really gelling now. COYG
— Tony Woodrow (@tonywoodrow12) September 15, 2020
Lot of our fans gave him MOTM tonight 👍
And certainly looks like he’s no shrinking violet. Handled himself well.
— Barry Davis (@BarryDa41204774) September 16, 2020
He was certainly very impressive last night. Don’t want to get carried away on one 90 minutes, but all the signs were extremely promising. He may have to be a replacement for Stuart O’Keefe down here for a period first.
— GillsInTheBlood (@GillsInTheBlood) September 16, 2020
The Gills fell behind to Maxime Biamou’s goal just after the hour mark but levelled deep into injury time through Jordan Graham’s penalty, before prevailing 5-4 on spot kicks.
Robertson came through the ranks at Celtic and made his professional debut in an Europa League tie in December last year, starting against CFR Cluj.
As reported by the Daily Record, his best position is in defensive midfield but he is also capable of playing further forward or even in a wide position.