Many Celtic supporters feel Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start winger Mikey Johnston tonight has been vindicated after watching the 19-year-old in action against FK Suduva this evening.
The youngster sent Celtic on their way just two minutes into the match with a delightful bit of skill and cross, which Olivier Ntcham nodded home to make it 1-0.
Sadly the defence is looking suspect again, conceding an incredibly soft goal from a set-piece to allow Suduva to equalise.
Both sides headed into the interval locked at 1-1.
Celtic have been the better team and have created a number of chances, so hopefully we can show our clinical edge in the second 45 minutes and put ourselves two or three up before the return leg at Celtic Park.
Johnston is winning the plaudits of supporters despite a frustrating half, with fans taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance so far…
Mikey Johnston has been unreal
— Dillon (@dillon_clarke) August 23, 2018
Mikey Johnston running them ragged when he goes at them. Keep it up lad. ????
— R4tser (@R4tser) August 23, 2018
Wee Mikey Johnston looks a wee breath of fresh air to a stale Celtic team at the moment.
— Dodgy Foo (@dodgyfoo) August 23, 2018
Mikey Johnston is sumhin else ????
— Jamie Ross (@JamieeRoss1) August 23, 2018
Mikey Johnston looking solid here tonight, causing them real problems down that wing, surely has to get a run of games now
— Derek Chalmers (@DelChalmers) August 23, 2018
Mikey Johnston looks good so far. Direct and quick, a bit like sinclairs first season
— BTPH (@TheDogzBawz) August 23, 2018
Seen Mikey Johnston play a few times now. Safe to say we have a player on our hands with this lad. Give him a few years to improve his strength and composure and he could be an incredible #Celtic player.
— (((Dom Oliver))) (@DominicOliver82) August 23, 2018
Mikey johnston is having a blinder, once he gets abit a muscle on him he will be class
— Sean Power (@SeanPower1888) August 23, 2018
How do you feel about Mikey Johnston’s performance so far in Lithuania? Share your thoughts in the comments below…