Video: Celtic’s midfield general and patter merchant mic’d up at training

Probably the biggest single reason why Celtic FC Women only won the League Cup and the Scottish Cup last season was the absence of midfield general Lisa Robertson from Fran Alonso’s side.

Few understood at the time why Celtic allowed their top player from the previous season to head down to Birmingham City on a season long loan but subsequently that decision as as correct as it was compassionate.

Lisa’s back though and that means that there will be a new top cat in the SWPL1 in this new season. Thinking back to the season before last where Celtic built up an impressive series of wins over theRangers with Robertson running the match from the centre of the park.

SWPL1. theRangers FC Vs Celtic FC Murray Park  23/05/2021 Lisa Robertson gets between Sam Kerr & Kirsten Reilly 8 of Rangers Women FC. Photo Colin Poultney PSI

While Celtic were able to manage in the cup competitions against the Murray Park mob – knocking them out of both League and Scottish Cups before going on lift both trophies, the situation in the league matches were less satisfactory with Celtic failing to beat theRangers Women in three attempts.

That has to chance this time around and having Lisa Robertson back at the club for this campaign is huge.

Here’s an example of her personality within the camp and you’ll see the winner attributed right here as the Celtic TV crew over in Gran Canaria with Fran Alonso’s squad are put through their paces.

Lisa Robertson in action against theRangers. Photo: Colin Poultney

Lisa Robertson is mic’d up and you’ll notice how much of a leader and indeed a winner she is.

“We mic’d centre midfielder and patter merchant Lisa Robertson up in Gran Canaria to get an insight into pre season through her eyes” Celtic FC Women’s social media team posted. Here’s what happened…

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