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Robertson: I want to go out and make a name for myself

27 January 2023

Interviews

Robertson: I want to go out and make a name for myself

27 January 2023

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January signing Scott Robertson spoke to the media for the first time after making his full debut and he says he's fully focused on the job at hand against Sheffield Wednesday.

Robertson, who was Town’s fourth signing of the window from Celtic, made his debut last Saturday at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday, before being named in the starting line-up for the first time on Tuesday night when Fleetwood faced Portsmouth – he will be looking to press on now and add more appearances, goals, and assists to his tally.

Here’s what Scott had to say in his first sit-down with the media:

On his first few weeks at the club…

“Getting to play a couple of times already has been positive from the first couple of weeks, having those games and managing to get minutes on the pitch, but we are all just hoping to start picking up some results. Even before I moved here, the performance had been good as of late but the results haven’t gone the club’s way.

“In the Sheffield Wednesday game in the league, the performance was good, the only thing was we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, but we have to stand up and say Tuesday wasn’t a good one from the boys. It was tough to play in and I guess it was tough to watch for all the Fleetwood fans.

“I think it’s important we start picking up some points and doing it fast, to be honest with you. I’m hoping, from a personal point of view, to help make an impact on the team and chip in with a few goals and assists, but none of that really matters if we aren’t winning games – that’s the main focus for us all.”

On how the move to Fleetwood came about…

“In the summer, I had a difficult pre-season as I was coming back from surgery and the injury went on for a little bit longer than we all planned for so it was too tight of a timeframe to get out either on loan or a permanent in the summer, but I’ve been working hard every day for the last six months and I thought had to go out and make a name for myself this January.

“I had interest probably going back to last January from the club, when Stephen Crainey was in charge and they had a few sniffs then but, when Scott Brown got the job in the summer, it escalated as I knew him from our time together at Celtic when I was trying to break into the first team.

“Leading up to January, things started moving quickly and once everything was set in stone, it was a straightforward decision for me to come here. When you are a boy from Glasgow and probably the best centre mid from Scotland in the last 10-15 years comes calling, I don’t think there’s anyone better for me to learn off."

On his previous loan spells…

“I’ve had a few loans in League One before and each of them posed different challenges, which have all benefitted me and my career. Out of the three teams I’ve spent time at, two of them – Crewe [Alexandra] and Doncaster [Rovers] – are known as pretty good footballing teams at this level who like to get the ball down and play, which I think suits me.

“Gillingham with Steve Evans was a bit different, he’s had success playing the way he has done throughout his career, where the first thought isn’t to get the ball and pass it, it made it a bit more challenging as a centre midfielder as it wasn’t really my game, but I managed to get a few successful games down there.”


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