Sligo Rovers' brilliant Twitter tribute to new Celtic striker Johnny Kenny

By David Walton

January 9, 2022

Sligo Rovers have provided a brilliant goal montage of new Celtic signing Johnny Kenny on their Twitter account.

The Hoops secured the Irishman from the League of Ireland club only yesterday as a 5-year deal was announced for the young talent.

Kenny has just come off an 11-goal debut season in his homeland, winning the hearts and minds of the Sligo support. And last night, Sligo produced a superb clip of his goals as they waved him off in style:

The video shows just how dynamic the new Celtic striker is. The 18-year-old has certainly scored a variety of different goals even in his debut campaign alone.

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Often dropping deep or peeling out wide to pick up possession, it’s notable how hard Kenny is willing to work for his team. Something that should bode well in an Ange Postecoglou XI.

It remains to be seen what Celtic’s plan is with Kenny, who has already been linked with an immediate loan move elsewhere [Irish Independent].

Johnny Kenny signing for Celtic at just the right time

It’s a hugely exciting time for young talents to sign for Celtic at the moment. Not just because we’re under new management and building an exciting squad, but because the manager is so invested in his youth players.

Postecoglou has already shown that he won’t be scared off when it comes to throwing his youth players into his first-team. Look at the exposure being given to the likes of Dane Murray and Owen Moffat already this term.

Not to mention that Liel Abada was a regular in the starting XI at just 19. If they’re good enough then they’re old enough in Ange’s eyes.

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Time will tell whether Kenny can indeed make the step-up from League of Ireland to Celtic. It certainly won’t be a routine one and it could take some time before we see him earn regular minutes at Parkhead.

This looks and feels like the kind of signing that has “long-term” vision attached to it. Especially with Kenny only really having one big season at senior level so far.

His journey could very well be a fascinating one. Fingers crossed it’s complete with a Celtic first-team spot in the coming years.

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