Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has plenty to think about ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone.

The game falls only five days before the Hoops play Valencia in the Europa League. The glamour tie could well play a part in the team selected to play the Saints.

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Rodgers must be contemplating making changes from the side which defeated Hibernian 2-0. We may see starts for the likes of Mikael Lustig and Nir Bitton.

Another good option to have should changes be made is Mikey Johnston. The winger has fallen out of the first-team picture after a tough shift in the 1-0 loss to Rangers in December.

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The Hoops were ravaged by injury and Johnston was forced to play as a striker in that game, so it was never going to be easy for him.

 

The player does have plenty of ability though, including a keen eye for goal. He has scored three goals for the Bhoys this season, a decent return for a winger.

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Should Scott Sinclair be rested then Johnston is the ideal candidate to replace him in the side. It would be good to see Johnston link up with the likes of Oliver Burke or Timothy Weah should either player start.

Johnston does seem to be a player with a bright future at Celtic. If he is selected he is more than capable of being a match winner for the Hoops.

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