Aberdeen defender Mattie Pollock has praised Celtic loanee and fellow team-mate Liam Scales, claiming he "doesn't get the recognition he deserves".

The Irishman scored against Rangers in the recent 2-0 victory at Pittodrie and has played 35 times for the Dons this season.

He is on loan until the end of the season at Aberdeen and Pollock had nothing but good things to say about the 24-year-old.

Speaking in the matchday programme ahead of the Dons' victory over the Ibrox side: "Scalesy (Scales) is class. What a lad, on and off the pitch, he's a very good mate of mine. 

"He probably doesn't get the recognition he deserves he's been absolutely phenomenal.

"He's obviously had to go through the rocky spell when the team was conceding goals and then come out the other side, and it shows the character he has to be able to do that, because everyone looks at the defenders first when the goals are going in.

"He's solid, quick, strong, wins the ball in the air and is good on the ball too. I think he's the full package and has been very good for us."

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Meanwhile, Celtic B team star Mitchell Robertson has committed his future to the Hoops after signing a new contract which will keep him at Parkhead until 2025.

The 18-year-old, who has featured for Stephen McManus and Darren O'Dea's side in the Lowland League, Challenge Cup and UEFA Youth League this season has had a breakthrough year at Lennoxtown.

Robertson, who is a centre-back, has featured 27 times for the B side this campaign.

Speaking to the club's official website after signing a new deal, he said: "I’m delighted. I joined the club in 2020, and it’s been a great experience so far.

"It’s been a great year for myself. Obviously coming up from the Under-18s squad for the UEFA Youth League, I was maybe a wee bit fortunate to get that opportunity, but I got the chance to come up and perform, and I think I have taken that well.

"I’ve still got loads to progress on and learn, but my time here has been brilliant so far and I’m thrilled to extend my stay.

"It’s been great to learn from Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus. I’m one of the fortunate boys with that fact that both of them have played my position, and they are both left-footed as well

"So that is always good, to learn off of coaches like that. You learn a lot from them, having played at a high level.

"I’m just looking forward to cracking on now, putting in the hard work and doing more of what I have done this year."