Jack Aitchison isn’t sure what his future holds as he enters the last 18 months of his Celtic contract.
The teenager is growing up fast on a season long loan to Forest Green Rovers as he experiences regular first team football in a highly competitive environment.
Becoming Celtic’s youngest ever scorer when he netted on his debut in 2016 became something of a burden for the young striker who found the door closed into Brendan Rodgers’ first team.
With reserve football in Scotland in a state of chaos through various reorganisations Aitchison’s development stalled while he had to cope with the sudden death of his father, George in January of this year putting football into perspective.
At the start of September the striker moved over 300 miles from home with the switch bringing some stability to his career after loan spells at Dumbarton and Alloa last season.
Looking ahead Aitchison told The Sun:
I don’t know (what the future holds for me at Celtic), that’s up to them. I need to keep working here, I’ve got a year left at Celtic when I finish here – I’ll see what happens.
I feel I’m beginning to get sharper and more mature as a player, stronger and more street-wise too. I feel like I’m growing as a player and a person.
There have been a couple of homesickness times when I’ve been in the house myself. I’m quite close to my mum and family but just waking up every morning knowing you’re going into a good environment; it’s such a close environment and all the boys are so close – so it’s a good place to be at.
Forest Green are sitting in second place in League Two with an FA Cup replay at Carlisle next week with the winner away to Cardiff in the third round.