Celtic loanee Mikey Johnston has received his first international call-up for the Republic of Ireland [@IrelandFootball].

The Hoops academy graduate will be available for selection against Latvia and France as Stephen Kenny’s side kick-off their Euro 2024 qualification campaign.

Johnston made the switch to the Republic of Ireland due to his Grandfather hailing from Derry. He had previously represented Scotland at under-21 level.

He has a far better chance of making an impression while part of the Irish squad and is not the first Hoops player to switch as Lisbon Lion Charlie Gallagher and Aidan McGeady also opted to represent Ireland.

The 23-year-old winger is currently on loan at Portuguese Primeira League Vitoria de Guimaraes and has made 22 appearances so far this season with a contribution of three goals and three assists.

Mikey Johnston

His side currently sit fifth in the league meaning that at present they would qualify for a Europa League Conference second qualifying round place.

Johnston was in and out of the Celtic team ever since making his debut back in 2017 and many have said that what he really needs is a run of games which he has managed to get in Portugal.

It is not yet known where Johnston’s future lies but he is contracted to the Scottish champions until 2026 meaning he could still be part of the plans as Postecoglou has previously spoken about his ability [Read more here]. 


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