Celtic’s U20s side are celebrating a Glasgow Cup final win over rivals Rangers tonight after a thrilling 3-2 encounter.
After last week’s Scottish Youth Cup final disappointment, the young Hoops had a chance to earn a bit of silverware at a slightly higher age group, with a number of players on the fringes of the first-team squad getting the opportunity to shine at Celtic Park.
A last minute Robbie Deas effort secure the victory after two first-half goals from Jack Aitchison and Mikey Johnston.
Johnston in particular impressed during his time on the pitch, curling in a beauty of a free-kick that had social media abuzz.
The attacker has had his fair share of first-team action this season, making 20 appearances in total. However, he’s not been able to quite transition effectively enough to be relied upon in a treble-chasing side.
What’s clear though is he is too good for youth level and if he isn’t going to get minutes in the senior side next term then he should be sent out on loan.
Still just 19 years old, he has plenty of time to improve.
Fans remain excited about his ability, taking to Twitter tonight to share their thoughts on his Tuesday display…
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) April 30, 2019
few of our fans were bit harsh towards him over the last few months.
Lad has bags of ability. Hopefully keeps the head down, and keeps improving.
— The Hunskelper… (@Hunskelper1967) April 30, 2019
Our under 20's are streets ahead of theres.
Mikey Johnston too good for this level.
— Colin (@colin_ban88) April 30, 2019
Watching that under 20's cup final and cant help but think that Mikey Johnston should be getting more of a chance, bags of skill and he's always willing to take players on and get to the by line, cant be any worse than what Sinclair was on Saturday
— Chaz McDonald (@ChazMcdonald67) April 30, 2019
Get Mikey Johnston out on loan next season to play consistently and bulk up
— James Campbell (@underagemaddog) April 30, 2019
Mikey Johnston is just absolute sauce ????
— Decky???????? (@Deckyy67) April 30, 2019
Mikey Johnston just that bit better than everyone else on the park. You’d think in a couple of years he’ll be a regular in Celtic’s side.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) April 30, 2019
Mikey Johnston the class act on the park here so far.
I like the boy. Felt he was unlucky to get pitched in at Ibrox on his own up front.
Hope he gets another run in first team soon
— Eddie Toner (@eddie_toner) April 30, 2019
What a pler Mikey Johnston is ????????
— RT67???????? (@rossyt98) April 30, 2019
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