Celtic prospect Mikey Johnston is learning from James Forrest and Scott Sinclair every day

By John McGinley

August 19, 2019

Celtic prospect Mikey Johnston has lifted the lid on his daily life at the Hoops, revealing that he looks to learn from teammates Scott Sinclair and James Forrest all the time in training, The Scottish Sun report.

Johnston has been one of the success stories in the Celtic team this year. He’s scored three goals and assisted three more in six appearances this season (Transfermarkt).

With plenty of improvement to make though, the 20-year-old is turning to more experienced professionals for help.

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As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he explained: “James has been here for ten years now and is on his way to becoming a legend for the club.

“He is someone all the academy boys look up to. I talk to him and Scott Sinclair every day and try to learn from them.

“I try to take bits and bobs from their game and add it to mine.”

That Sinclair is so involved in helping other players is pleasing to hear. He’s been entirely frozen out of Neil Lennon’s first team recently.

It’s caused quite the debate amongst supporters. Some feel that neither Johnston nor Lewis Morgan should be getting a game ahead of the Englishman.

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Johnston though will be relishing his current run in the team.

In Forrest and Sinclair he couldn’t have better mentors when it comes to making an impact at Celtic. Both were absolutely crucial with their goals during the ‘treble treble’ run.

If he can follow in the footsteps of Forrest in particular, the Hoops will have a top level winger for years to come.

Can he become the latest long-term homegrown success story at the club?