Date: 11th March 2019 at 8:39am
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Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was not fazed at all by the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City, believing the whole drama is simply just a part of modern football.

Johnston was given his first-team debut by Rodgers back in May of 2017 and has gone on to make 24 appearances for the club, 19 of which have come this season.

As a result, the 19-year-old has gratitude towards the now Leicester boss for giving him his first opportunity in Celtic colours and was not bothered by his dramatic exit.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:

I wasn’t too down. The old gaffer liked me and gave me opportunities, which I was really grateful for.

But managers moving on is a part of football, and it’s just something we have to deal with.

I’m still young. I’m just working hard and trying to bide my time. Hopefully I will get the opportunities.

Clearly Neil Lennon is also unafraid to utilise the  young wingers talents, throwing him into action at half-time during Saturday’s match at home to Aberdeen in place of Scott Sinclair.

Ultimately the move did not pay off but Lennon clearly likes what he’s seeing in training and Johnston is now in line to get more chances before the end of the season.

He certainly has potential and talent, but the jury is out on his readiness to play regularly for the club and the onus is now on him to prove he has what it takes to make an impact in a title run-in.

 

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