It looks like Neil Lennon has plenty of faith in Celtic youngster Mikey Johnston. The starlet started the last few games of last season, and was a standout in pre-season this year.

He has taken that form into competitive football, with an excellent display in the 3-1 Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo.

Dragged the Hoops back into game

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With the Hoops struggling to impose themselves in the game, and a goal behind, Johnston dragged the Hoops back into the game with an excellent equalising goal.

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He then provided the assist to Odsonne Edouard who put the Hoops ahead in the game. The only unfortunate aspect in what was otherwise a great night for Johnston was the fact that he had to go off in the second-half with an injury.

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Injury hopefully not too serious

Neil Lennon revealed after the game, as reported by Football Scotland, that he hopes the injury isn’t too serious. If Johnston needs to miss Saturday’s friendly against Rennes then so be it.


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At the moment he is needed for the more important games. The Hoops might have a 3-1 lead over Sarajevo, but Lennon won’t be taking any chances for the second leg.

If Johnston is fit, he will want him to play in the game. Johnston looks set to be a first-team regular for the Hoops going forward, and Neil Lennon deserves plenty of credit for giving the player a run in the side.


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