Mikey Johnston has timed his return to first-team action perfectly with the injury of Mohamed Elyounoussi likely to keep him out of contention for the Betfred League Cup final on Sunday against city rivals Rangers, Neil Lennon backing Johnston to make an impact if called upon according to The Daily Record.
The academy graduate enjoyed a flying start to the season but was sidelined by injury which allowed Elyounoussi to make an impact of his own, Lennon will be looking forward to having the extra depth available when the Norwegian international returns to full training this week.
Should Johnston start against Rangers in the league cup final?
Celtic fans took to Twitter to praise the youngster’s form drawing comparisons with another goal-scorer from the weekend’s football fixtures…
Mikey Johnston > Messi
— Camy 🍀 (@cmrnsctt) December 1, 2019
Mikey Johnston wit a pler btw
— Owen Connelly (@OwenC97) December 1, 2019
Messi thinks he is Mikey Johnston with that goal .
— Highland__Paddy (@Highland__paddy) December 1, 2019
Stunning from Messi. He defo has a touch of the Mikey Johnston’s about him 😍
— HappyCelticLass ⭐️🏴 (@HappyCelticLass) December 1, 2019
Honestly think mikey Johnston can go to the very top of the game, his potential is unreal. Could easily be the best player we’ve produced in a long time😍
— wyatt (@wyatt7777777) December 1, 2019
Mikey Johnston is becoming my favourite celtic player. So skillful and tricky. Fantastic to watch 🍀
— Jay Harkin (@JayHarkin1) December 1, 2019
Mikey Johnston, what a baller 👏
— Adam Beaton (@Adambeaton67) December 1, 2019