I think most Celtic fans will agree that on Saturday, the Celtic team were simply not at their best. We didn’t see the kind of football that we have been getting used to and there were a lot of players that were making a lot of unusual and out-of-the-ordinary mistakes.

Passing and ball retention weren’t as good as we are accustomed to and the team just seemed nervy all round.

But, even so, we still managed to carve out the win to ensure we stretch our lead at the top of the table to effectively all but seal the title.

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Alistair Johnston was named the man of the match after a superb defensive and attacking display but when asked who was his man of the match, John Hartson took a different view.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Hartson said, “I would have given it to Kyogo for his goals because obviously, I’m a little bit biased.

“I think Kyogo got two or three chances in the game and he looked really sharp again and really clinical in front of goal.

“But listen, Alistair Johnson was excellent. I thought he defended really well on that righthand side up against Ryan Kent who, for me, had a bit of a quiet game.

“He looks quick, he looks a proper athlete, doesn’t he? And he defends well.

“So I’ve got no complaints with Alistair Johnson getting Man of the Match. He had a great game.”

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Have Celtic unearthed another transfer gem in Alistair Johnston?

The Canadian international has certainly filled the gap that was eventually left by Josip Juranovic and many could argue that he is even better than the Croatian international.

Johnston rarely gets caught out of position and defensively he is solid.

For a player that has only just joined the club in the last six months, there are already signs that he could become a huge asset.

And as his Celtic career progresses, it’s genuinely quite exciting to see how good he will become under Ange Postecoglou.

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