Michael Johnston`s talent is there for all to see, and recently a highlight reel has been doing the rounds on Twitter showing off his skills.
The 18 year old has been performing well in the UEFA Youth League this season, and his close control really is excellent. Have a look below:
? Rising Ballers (@RisingBallers_) 28 March 2018
On Twitter, fans were calling for Brendan to include him more for first team duties:
Wow…keep him on the books
? Hernan Cortes (@IdahoShmoe) 28 March 2018
? Paul Legend Mcstay (@drummybhoy7) 28 March 2018
I watched that Bayern game an he was tremendous begs the question why we loaned Musonda ?
? JB® (@bradlej84) 29 March 2018
Laymans terms get him in team n dump some of the so called ( ballers ) towards end of season
? BTH 1968 (@bth1968) 28 March 2018
Some nice stuff
? Brendan (@Brenny67) 28 March 2018
? lee miller (@milsaa_) 28 March 2018
Michael has a really promising future at the club. He performed very well against the likes of Bayern Munich and Anderlecht for the Under 18s in the first half of the season, and he was rewarded with a few appearances for the first team.
We have a lot of options on the flanks, and it will be interesting to see what the manager does with him next season. He will need game time at senior level to progress further. I`m hoping he gets his chance here rather than having to go out on loan. Brendan is known for bringing through youngsters, and hopefully when the time is right Michael will get his chance to shine for the first team.