Celtic fans react to Mikey Johnston's display vs AIK

By John McGinley

August 23, 2019

Last night’s Celtic win over AIK was a much-needed tonic for the Hoops support.

After the disaster against Cluj and the muddy performance against Dunfermline, there was a bit of trepidation heading into the encounter against the Swedes.

Thankfully Neil Lennon had his men well motivated for the 90 minutes. The team produced a solid enough performance that gives us a nice cushion heading into next week’s second leg in Stockholm.

Goalscorers James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard stole the headlines with their goals.

However, for many, there was another top performer – 20-year-old winger Mikey Johnston.

The homegrown prospect produced a resilient and determined display on the left flank. In the face of a significant physical challenge he persevered and threatened throughout the match.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Drawing fouls, confusing his opponents and linking well with the rest of the front four, it was a promising performance.

Johnston has previously shown he might not quite be up for that physical battle but his tenacity in the match is a sign he is capable of taking his game to new heights in the coming weeks and months.

We know he has the skill – can he bring in other elements to his performances on a consistent basis?

These fans were certainly impressed with his Thursday night performance, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts during and after the match…