Homesick Jack Aitchison addresses his Celtic future

A general view of the ground ahead of the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park on May 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Aitchison left Celtic to join Forest Green Rovers earlier this year.

Jack Aitchison of Celtic celebrates scoring during the UEFA Youth Champions League match between Celtic and Valencia at Celtic Park on February 10, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The young Celtic forward, Jack Aitchison, has admitted to suffering bouts of homesickness while on loan to Forest Green Rovers.

Aitchison joined the Gloucestershire side on a season-long deal at the start of September, a move of around 350 miles - or six hours in the car - from Celtic Park.


This is the Fauldhouse native's first-ever spell outside of Scotland after previous stints with Dumbarton and Alloa.

And speaking to Forest Green's official Youtube channel, Aitchison said: "There have been a couple of homesickness times, when I’ve been in the house myself.


"Sometimes my housemate is away and I’m in the house (by) myself all night and I just get a wee bit upset - but I’m not afraid to say it.

"I miss my mum - I’m quite close to my mum and family."

Aitchison famously scored on his Celtic debut against Motherwell three-and-a-half years ago and has struck five times in 15 games - in addition to having provided three assists - for his temporary employers, despite being relocated to a slightly deeper, attacking midfield role.

That sort of form could move him back onto the Bhoys boss Neil Lennon's radar ahead of the January transfer window, when the teenager can be recalled.

Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic looks on during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Stade Rennes at Celtic Park on November 28, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Lennon has already admitted that he could look to strengthen his forward line this winter.

But asked what the future holds for him back in at Celtic, Aitchison added: "I don’t know. That’s up to them, isn’t it?

"I need to keep working here, I’m a player here at the moment I’ve got a year left (at Celtic) after I come back from here if I stay (for the full) season - I’ll just see what happens with them, I’ll leave it with them."

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