This season, Mikey Johnston hasn’t had anything in the way of Celtic performances, but the opportunity he has in the coming weeks should warrant greater inclusion.
After the unpleasant blow picked up again in January 2020, it was a real stop-start season for Mikey.
In fact, he had to come off in a clash at McDiarmid Park against St Johnstone with what would prove to be injury to the knee ligament that would keep him inactive for 11 months.
As such, for the first five months of the campaign, Johnston was anchored to the sidelines.
When our 10-in-a-row visions started to dissolve before our very eyes, he was compelled to look on.
He may have been lifting an eyebrow over the past few days at some remarks from Neil Lennon as well.
At Lennoxtown, the Celtic manager was debating the rise of several talented young people.
Speaking to the press in the build-up to the Ross County game tonight.
The Celtic manager said:
“Yeah, we’ve got a couple of good young players underneath here training with us currently. They are coming along very nicely, indeed. We are really pleased with their progress so far.
“It depends on the situation (whether they’ll get minutes anytime soon), whether it’s too soon for them or not. We’ll have to gauge that over a period of time. We’re just very pleased with the progress they’re making.”
In recent months, Johnston has trained with the first-team for quite some time. He’s threatened to make a major impression in different points over the last couple of years.
He was amazing last season in a 2-0 victory at Ibrox and had accrued 12 direct goal contributions previous to his injury in January. Last term, he was in the mood for it, and demonstrated precisely the directness and breadth that when fit he can add to this Celtic hand.