Lennon gives ultimatum to Celtic attacker ahead of pivotal season

By John Reid

June 25, 2019

Neil Lennon has given an ultimatum to Celtic attacker Mikey Johnston ahead of what could be a make or break season for the player.

Lennon wants the player to get more ‘robust’ to ensure that nagging injuries are a thing of the past.

“Needs to get fitter”

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“I like him. He needs to get fitter and more robust, and he’s been told that. He came off in the Youth Cup Final and Scottish Cup Final with cramp” Lennon said, as reported by the Daily Record.

“We can’t have them being at risk of injury 60 or 70 minutes into games. Michael falls into that category, but we believe in him – he started the Cup Final and that was a shot in the arm for him.”

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Comments make sense

Lennon’s comments make sense. He is obviously a fan of the player, he started him in the Scottish Cup Final. But he wants the player to make sure that he won’t get forced off with an injury.

Therefore, getting more robust and fitter would help him with that.

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It promises to be a big season ahead for Johnston.

Having made his breakthrough last season, he will want to feature for the first-team on a regular basis. For that to happen, he may have to improve his fitness.

If the player pays heed to Lennon’s words, it could be a very productive year for Johnston.