Mikey Johnston hasn’t featured for Celtic that often in recent weeks. But that is fine, as he is still a young player at the beginning of his career.

He has also made 20 appearances for the Hoops this season, which is a more than decent number.

However, for the player to take that next step and become a regular for the Hoops, perhaps he should consider a loan move.

Loan move was great for team-mate

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A loan move certainly worked out for one of Johnston’s team-mates – Ryan Christie. Christie spent 18 months on loan at Aberdeen, and he returned to Celtic a much better player.

 

He has eventually become a first-team regular, and the confidence he gained at Aberdeen has played a part in that.

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A loan move also benefited Kristoffer Ajer, who spent a season at Kilmarnock, and he has been one of Celtic’s most dependable players.

Would get regular game time

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A move to a team like Kilmarnock for example, could really benefit Johnston. He would get regular game time, and have a chance to impress against teams he would be playing against when he returns to Celtic.

Of course, this all depends on who the manager is at Celtic Park next season. If it is Neil Lennon though, he should consider sending Johnston out on loan. It could be of huge benefit to both the player and the club in the future.