MIKEY JOHNSTON is still only 22-years-old despite being in and around the first team for what feels like years. he has struggled to keep himself fit and more often than not he finds himself watching Celtic play from the stands because of his injuries.
Over the past few weeks, before picking up a knock, Ange had given the winger a chance due to Jota’s injury, but it has been clear to see he is just not Celtic quality. His stats reflect this, in the 15 games he has played in this season he has only contributed to one goal, and that was an assist. Although, this can be partly explained by the fact most of his appearances have come from the bench.
Speaking to Football Insider, Frank McAvennie expressed his concerns over the winger and believes he should find a way out of Parkhead;
“This has been going on for years now. People have been waiting for Johnston to take that next step and he just hasn’t done it. I know he’s had injuries but he has never even looked like he will do it.
“I think a move away has to be the best thing for him now. He does have talent. I just think he’s in the gap where he isn’t good enough for Celtic but is still a talented boy.
“He’s barely getting a game and when he does play he is really struggling. Sell him. I would like to see him moved on for the benefit of his own career.
“Ange gave him a chance with Jota out and he’s not done anything. Some fans might disagree but he’s simply not good enough for what Ange is trying to build.”
You really talk one load of pish McAvennie.
That’s true but this time he’s right.
For once I agree with Frank. Johnston is a backup player at best. He’s had a chance to show what he can do recently and he’s not been able to beat a man, he’s not delivered any quality crosses into the box, and he’s not had a shot on target choosing to waste opportunities when he should have passed the ball. It’s not often you’re right Frank but this time you’re 100% spot on.
Yep, id agree. He’s actually had way more chances than he deserved.