Mikey Johnston reflects on recent Celtic win at Ibrox

By John Reid

September 12, 2019

Celtic attacker Mikey Johnston was pleased to finally do himself justice in the Hoops’ recent 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.

It was the player’s third appearance at Ibrox in the last year. But it was the first time he played in his natural position on the wing.

He set up Odsonne Edouard to give the Hoops the lead in the game. Overall he was delighted with his performance against Celtic’s bitter rivals.

“It was third time lucky. I was happy that we got the win obviously” he said in a video appearance on Celtic’s YouTube channel.

“Really disappointing”

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“It was really disappointing the first two times for me and it was hard to sort of bounce back, but you’ve got to do it in your career, and I’m delighted that we won this time.”

Johnston should take great confidence from his display at Ibrox. He has laid to rest the previous bad memories of his prior performances against Rangers.

Injury has come at bad time

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It is just a pity for the player that he is set to miss Celtic’s upcoming league game against Hamilton with a groin injury.

However, when he returns from that injury, he should be restored into the Hoops’ first-team. His performances so far this season have merited his inclusion in the team most weeks.

Hopefully he recovers from his injury quickly, and is back in the Hoops side for the first Europa League group match against Rennes.