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RECALLED CELT ‘PRIMED AND READY TO GO’

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SCOTT ROBERTSON is “primed and ready to go” after returning to Celtic early from his loan spell at Gillingham.

The 19-year-old midfielder was recalled during the week after 13 players were ordered to self-isolate for 10 days after Christopher Jullien’s positive coronavirus test following the squad’s arrival from the Dubai trip.

Robertson was too late to play in the 1-1 draw with Hibs on Monday, but could face Livingston at Parkhead this afternoon.

With Neil Lennon and John Kennedy also in quarantine, Gavin Strachan will once again take up the dug-out duties.

Cameron Harper, Armstrong Oko-Flex and Karamoko Dembele all got opportunities against the Easter Road outfit and would have been rewarded with three points until Kevin Nisbet’s stoppage-time equaliser.

Strachan, son of former Hoops gaffer Gordon, told Sky Sports News: “Scott Robertson’s loan at Gillingham has been ended so he has come back into the fold.

“He is another one, good player, good character, who has come back in. He is still a young lad, but he played nearly 20 games for Gillingham so he is primed and ready to go.

“But for the most part, it is going to be the same guys who were there on Monday. It has been a steep learning curve for most of them.

“But, hopefully, as their careers progress, it turns out to be a positive experience for them, being around the first-team environment, seeing what the demands are, seeing the processes we work to and, hopefully, they can develop.”

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