Celtic youngster Scott Robertson has failed to rule out a loan move ahead of this season.

Robertson has yet to play a single minute of action this season, though his inclusion as an unused substitute against Kilmarnock appears to signal Neil Lennon’s intentions to keep him around the first-team squad.

Competition for spaces in Celtic’s midfield is high, and Robertson knows that his development would probably be best served away from the club.

Robertson was also quoted by the Celtic View speaking about the positive impact loan moves have had on a host of his teammates, reiterating his desire for regular game time.

Players like Kris Ajer, Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor have really benefited from loan spells, so it’s something I’d always be open to if the situation came about. If the right club’s there and the manager wants me to go out on loan and get experience, then I don’t see why not.

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After starting against Cluj in last season’s Europa League, Robertson will be keen to build on this experience, with moves to fellow Scottish Championship rivals Hibs and Motherwell being suggested as potential destinations.

Lennon clearly views Robertson as having a bright future at the club, but with so many options to pick from in midfield, it would be remiss not to suggest his development could stagnate were he to stay at Celtic this season.