Mikey Johnston happy to get more Celtic opportunities

By Hamish Carton

July 10, 2019

Celtic’s Bosnian standout Mikey Johnston is hopeful about his future at the club.

The 20-year-old leapt to Neil Lennon’s rescue in Sarajevo – thumping home a brilliant equaliser just before half-time.

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That continued a brilliant start to the season for Johnston who has arguably been Celtic’s star man in every game so far this term. And although he’s still keeping his feet on the ground, he’s also hopeful of a bright future at the club.

“If I keep performing well and I am training well, I will get opportunities,” he told Football Scotland.

“The manager has trusted me to play so I need to take a lot of confidence from that and scoring a goal helps.

“I worked myself a couple of yards of space and I just hit it. I am happy with it.”

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It’s been a quick turnaround for Mikey Johnston

Johnston’s recent form just shows how quickly things can change in football. Just two months ago he was the subject of a fair amount of abuse following an abject display at Ibrox.

Johnston wasn’t Celtic’s worst player on the day but he was an easy target due to the quiet nature of his performance.

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Fast forward a bit and he’s suddenly our best player. Johnston must start on the left-wing at the moment as he gives us a pace and directness than no other player in the position does.

He’s a far better option that Scott Sinclair at present while the likes of Jonny Hayes and Lewis Morgan also have work to do. The jersey is Johnston’s right now, and the way he’s playing it will be tough to see anyone taking it from him.