It is good to see that Neil Lennon has faith in Celtic attacker Mikey Johnston. He is only at the beginning of his career. But Lennon obviously rates him highly.

He brought Johnston on at half-time of the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen, and selected the player from the start for the 1-0 win over Dundee.

Laudable trust

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Despite the laudable trust in the player, Johnston didn’t really impress in either performance. He was in and out of the games. His position of through the middle in the Dundee game didn’t help much either. Therefore, it is time that he was taken out of the side and put on the bench.


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Work out position

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It would do the player good to have a spell out of the side. For a start the Hoops coaching staff could use that time to work out what the player’s best position is.


So far he has played up-front, through the middle and on the wing. Once his position in the side has been determined, then Johnston can have a run in the side.

It is always good to see youngsters coming through and getting a game, but it doesn’t help Johnston when he is shifted from position to position.

For the Hoops’ first game after the international break, against Rangers, Johnston should be on the bench. It would do the player and the team a world of good.

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