MIKEY JOHNSTON is back training with Celtic and now forgotten Celtic loanee Manny Perez has made a big prediction about his teammate. Johnston has always been seen as one of Celtic’s best and brightest talents and Perez believes that he will have an impressive future ahead of him.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Perez said that he still speaks to Johnston and singled him out along with club talisman Odsonne Edouard and captain Scott Brown. The right-back reckons that Johnston has a bright future ahead of him, after recovering from a knee injury this year.
“I’m really close with Mikey. We still talk to this day, and I always like to see how he’s doing.
“Odsonne Edouard and Mikey really impressed me. And obviously Scott Brown is a class player.
“He is always really clean and technical, so it was nice training with those players, really humbling.
“Mikey Johnston is an excellent player. He has a bright future ahead of him.”
Johnston will be hoping to get himself fit ahead of the October 17 match versus Rangers at Celtic Park. With Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard set to be out, Johnston will hope that he can make the bench.
The youngster pulled up in a win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park as Neil Lennon prepared to bring Patryk Klimala on. Odsonne Edouard was replaced instead meaning that Johnston remained on the park only to pull up again a few minutes later and be forced from the field.
Neil Lennon was less than impressed with Johnston, as having used his three subs, finished the game with ten men. The game was already won but it irritated the manager as he asked Johnston if he was okay to continue only for the player to say he was.