The statistics behind Scott Robertson’s Celtic debut makes for impressive reading.
The 18-year-old midfielder was handed a start by Neil Lennon in his side’s 2-0 defeat away at CFR Cluj in the Europa League.
He’s been on the bench a few times for Celtic so far this season, but was yet to get on before being named in the starting XI tonight.Embed from Getty Images
Despite losing 2-0, there were some positives for Celtic – most notably the performance of Robertson in midfield over 90 minutes.
And the numbers behind his display support the belief that he has a big future:
Only Olivier Ntcham attempted more passes than Robertson in the game, but the Frenchman completed five less than his young midfield partner.
And it was Robertson who had the highest pass completion rate of all players that started the game.
Those are strong numbers for a player who will be expected to keep the ball moving in a Celtic team that dominates possession in most games.
It could have convinced Lennon that Robertson can contribute to his squad more regularly this season – and that should be welcome considering the amount of important games Celtic play.