Some Celtic fans have been talking about Mikey Johnston and they feel that he will surprise some people next season.
Hoping Mikey Johnston fills out a bit like Ryan Christie did. Would be some player if he didn’t get pushed around too easily.
— Michael Agnew (@mickagnew) April 27, 2020
Will Mikey Johnston win the Young Player of the Year award next season?
Yes, I think so
Too early to say
I’m betting MJ to be young player of the year. He’ll have learned a lot about his character, sorted the cramping issues and bulked up a bit.
— CelticSharp (@CelticSharp) April 27, 2020
— Don Mc (@DMcL04) April 27, 2020
Mikey has a lot of doubters, I think he’ll be a key player if he can stay fit.
— MonThe (@hoopleheads_) April 27, 2020
Mickey, I think he’ll show everybody that he just keeps better ??
— ?simply celtic ? (@ScottCarrick1) April 27, 2020
While Johnston dominated the replies, some fans used the opportunity to poke fun at certain players.
Ajer by still being there please
— Pat Harkin (@PatHarkin7) April 27, 2020
Jamesy Forrest might surprise me and not bottle out of every 50/50 tackle
— Bobby aka Bolingoli (@Bobby65033144) April 27, 2020
While Johnston made his Celtic debut back in the 2016/17 season, the 21-year-old has made only 48 appearances over the last four seasons. He has scored 11 goals for the senior side, assisting eight times (via Transfermarkt).
What do we think?
Johnston’s appearances tally suggests that he hasn’t been used enough since he made his debut, but he hasn’t played since suffering an MCL injury a few months ago.
This shows that injury issues may have hindered his progress in recent months and once he’s back to full fitness, he can show his true abilities. The comments of Celtic fans show that they truly believe that Johnston is on his way to becoming an integral part of the side.