Mikey Johnston spotted in Celtic training after extended injury relapse

By John McGinley

April 1, 2021

Mikey Johnston looks set to return to Celtic matchday squads after being spotted in Thursday training sessions at Lennoxtown.

Johnston hasn’t played for the club since 2nd February when he came on as a substitute against Kilmarnock in a 4-0 victory at Rugby Park.

He’s had a torrid time with injuries after missing the vast majority of 2020. It looked like he had again at least established himself in the first-team squad, even if not as a regular starter.

However, he hasn’t even been included on the bench since February. It’s been immensely disappointing.

With the Scottish Cup clash against Falkirk looming on Saturday, Johnston is at least in with a shot of an appearance, it seems.

He’s been involved in late-week training at Lennoxtown with the rest of the first-team squad, spotted in an official update from Celtic earlier today.

Getting Johnston back to regular action and up to speed ahead of the summer would be a real bonus. He’s one of the under the radar players at Celtic who could thrive under a new manager.

With massive player turnover expected this summer, the winger could play a vital part in our hopes of qualifying for European group stages next season.

Celtic youngster Mikey Johnston / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, that’s all dependent on him moving away from niggling injuries and getting a run in the team.

That’s what we all want to see now. Hopefully his continued presence in first-team training at Lennoxtown is a sign he’s on his way there.

In other news, Scott Brown has laid out his reasons why he rejected a contract offer from Celtic.