MIKEY JOHNSTON has not played a game for Celtic since the win at Ibrox at the start of September. The player looked to have suffered cramp at Ibrox and was replaced by Jonny Hayes but after the game, it was revealed Mikey had suffered a hip and groin injury.
Since then, the player has been in recovery as he looked to get back to full fitness and challenge for his place back in the side. Mikey took his place on the bench for the game against Hibernian at Hampden during Celtic’s semi-final win but didn’t see action.
A few weeks on and he’s still to make his comeback. The player was originally scheduled to join up with the Scotland under 21s but the Evening Times revealed the player had pulled out leading us to believe he’s not completely over his injury issue. It could be Celtic don’t want to take any chances with the winger as he makes his return but you would have to think if he was fit, playing for his country would only help his match sharpness for his Celtic return.
Johnston started the season brightly and was looking to progress and become a fully-fledged member of the first team. Mohamed Elyounoussi was supposed to come in and provide competition for his place but since the injury, the Southampton loan star has had a free run at it and has made the position his own.