Celtic winger given international clearance after surprise switch
Celtic winger Mikey Johnston has received international clearance from FIFA to change his allegiances from Scotland to the Republic of Ireland, as cited by Football Scotland.
The 23-year-old has been on loan at Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitória de Guimarães this campaign, where he has registered three goals and three assists from 21 appearances, as per Transfermarkt.
Johnston has previously represented Scotland at underage levels up until the Under-21 set-up; however, has now switched over to the Republic of Ireland in the hope of breaking into Stephen Kenny’s side.
Despite being born in Glasgow, the wide-man has family roots in Derry and could potentially make his international debut this month, with the Boys in Green pencilled in to take on Latvia and France later this month.
In his time at Celtic, Johnston has featured 80 times for the club, netting 11 goals and claiming ten assists.
Hopefully, he can go on to have a distinguished career with Ireland and fulfil his potential on the international stage.