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Celtic midfielder set to complete loan move

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Scott Robertson is set to complete a season long loan deal to join Gillingham on Friday after undergoing a medical.

Last week the midfielder signed a three-year contract with a season in League One the best option to advance his career.

Robertson started last season’s Europa League tie away to Cluj but with Neil Lennon swamped for options in midfield the chance to go out and get matches at a strong level in ideal for all parties.

Gillingham enquired about taking Karamoko Dembele on loan in January but while that was rejected manager Stevie Evans has been successful with his offer for Robertson.

Evans, who played for Clyde and Ayr United in the eighties, told The Sun:

I’m delighted to be bringing Scott to Gillingham. I know he’s well thought of at Celtic and Neil sees this as a great opportunity for the boy.

I’m grateful he’s agreed to give us Scott for the season and we’ll do everything possible to help him develop even more as a player.

Scott’s got plenty of potential. League One will prove a big challenge for him, it’s a very demanding division and there are plenty of big teams in it this year.

He’ll need to work hard to prove himself but Scott has made it clear he’s well up for it – and we all want to see him do well.

Gillingham have already recorded wins in the EFL Cup and Football League trophy ahead of Saturday’s League One opener at home to newly relegated Hull City.

Sunderland, Ipswich, Charlton and Portsmouth are among the favourites for promotion giving Robertson the perfect platform to kick on to the next level.

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