Top Bhoy Johnston Makes SPFL Team of the Week – once again

Alistair Johnston has made the cinch SPFL Team of the Week once again, following his showing against Ross County away from home Sunday afternoon. It was a hard-earned victory up at Dingwall and everyone had to play their own part in what turned out to be a very tight 2-0 win over Malky MacKay and his team.

Ally is doing really well at this moment in time and is looking like a real find from the MLS. His athletic physique and excellent pace and stamina are a really key component of the way in which we we play. Since he came into the side at the New Year in that cauldron of an atmosphere at Ibrox, he’s been extremely steady at the back and has given away virtually nothing since he was included in the starting XI.

It’s really hotting up now the title run-in and you could feel it on Sunday up at the Highlands. We really needed that second goal to put minds at ease, and in typical fashion, we didn’t get it until nearly the last kick of the ball – putting us all on edge for the second 45 minutes against the Staggies. They were so well organised and barely gave anything away meaning we had to recycle the ball in defence most of the time.

Alistair and his comrades must have been sick and tired of it at points, but we managed to be very patient and pop the ball around even though we weren’t at our fluent best as Jota and Ange Postecoglou admitted after the match. All that mattered though is another three points on the board as we gear up to face our main rivals for the Scottish Premiership title this coming Saturday at Paradise.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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