Mikey Johnston looking to learn from his experienced team-mates

By John Reid

December 3, 2019

Celtic’s Mikey Johnston has come back from injury in great form. In his two substitute appearances after three months out he has scored two goals.

His goal in the 4-1 win over Ross County was particularly impressive, as he had only just come on, but he had the skill and technique to receive a pass down the wing, beat his man and fire the ball into the corner if the net.

Player hasn’t missed a step since returning to side

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It showed that the player hasn’t missed a step since returning from injury, and some Celtic fans will be keen for Johnston to start against Hamilton on Wednesday night.

Johnston has done very well for the Hoops this season. However, he isn’t getting carried away with his good form. He feels that at only 20, he still has a lot to learn in the game. He has disclosed that he is talking to his fellow wingers at the club about improving his game.

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“I can learn”

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“We’ve got loads of good wingers at the club that I can learn from with experience in the game. If I can take little bit of their game and add it in to mine, then great” he said, as quoted by the official Celtic Twitter account.

There are players who Johnston can talk to who can improve his game, namely James Forrest and Scott Sinclair. Sinclair might be out of favour at the moment. However, he helped Celtic win nine domestic trophies in a row. Forrest has been a massively important player for the Hoops over the last few seasons.

It should also be remembered that both players have been named as Scotland’s player of the year. That duo is ideal to help Johnston take his game to new heights.

If Scott Sinclair doesn’t do much more in his Celtic career, helping Johnston will be a fitting way for his time at the club to end.