Published: 13:00, 10 September 2020
| Updated: 13:22, 10 September 2020
Gillingham boss Steve Evans has turned to his boyhood club to bolster the ranks.
Celtic midfielder Scott Robertson’s move to Priestfield has been confirmed, joining on a season-long loan from the Scottish giants.
Glaswegian Evans - a big Celtic fan - has been given a lending hand by their manager Neil Lennon after they agreed to let promising teenager Robertson continue his footballing development in England.
Evans 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.
“He is young, hungry, incredibly talented and I have no doubt the supporters will enjoy watching him as the season progresses.”
Robertson, who plays midfielder and can fill a variety of roles, has only just signed a three-year deal for the Parkhead side and has been on the fringes of the first team.
He’s played in the Scottish League Challenge Cup for Celtic on a handful of occasions and impressed in their Europa League fixture against Romainian side CFR Cluj last season.
News of the move was made public on Tuesday and the Gills added to the speculation with a tweet, saying a player had ‘just left London after passing a medical’.
He’s Gillingham’s 11th signing of the summer and comes with the League 1 season about to kick off. Evans’ side take on Hull City this Saturday.
His availability at the weekend is subject to EFL ratification and international clearance.