Mikey Johnston has to solve Celtic identity crisis
Celtic starlet Mikey Johnston obviously has the backing of Hoops interim manager Neil Lennon. Lennon brought Johnston on as a half-time sub in the recent 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.
Johnston didn’t have the best of games, but he did put in a terrific cross ball towards the end of the game which every attacker somehow missed.
Find best position
If Lennon brings Johnston on to win a game he must believe he has a bright future with Celtic. Now Lennon and the player have to try to work out what his best position in the side is.
Johnston has played on both wings and as a striker for the Hoops this season. It is unlikely he will ever play as a striker again, that was mainly down to an injury crisis.
If he is to play on the wings, he will find it difficult to replace the likes of James Forrest and Scott Sinclair.
New role can be defined
Perhaps a new role can be defined for him – that of an attacking midfielder.
That would necessitate a change in his game, but he is young enough to deal with that. Playing behind the main striker could suit Johnston far more than playing up-front.
It would also be a good option for the Hoops to have, replacing the injured Ryan Christie for example. If Johnston finds a definitive position, it could benefit him hugely in the long run.