Celtic fans are very excited about Mikey Johnston following his impressive performance in their win over BW Linz.
The Hoops have two friendly games on the go today, going up against the Austrian side in a closed doors match before facing Sparta Prague later this afternoon.
So Brendan Rodgers has obviously taken the chance to field two squads for the games – giving players more of an opportunity to get game time as well as impress him ahead of the Champions League qualifiers kicking off against Alashkert next week.
Rodgers has lost Patrick Roberts and Stuart Armstrong this summer, two players who have contributed plenty in attack over the last two seasons.
And that means there’s an opportunity for other players – whether old or new – to show they can fill the gap left.
Maybe Johnston could be set for more game time this season after reports he set up a goal and scored one himself in a 2-1 win over BW Linz.
The game wasn’t televised, but Celtic’s official Twitter account’s coverage of it suggests Johnston was a top performer.
Now these supporters hope he gets a run in the team:
Going purely on the Celtic official twitter feed's reporting of the ongoing friendly – it would seem like Mikey Johnston is having a barnstorming match, almost every attacking play going through him
— Emrod (@Emrod_lives) July 3, 2018
After the Toulon tournament and keeping up with today's friendly. I think Celtic could have a ready made replacement for Patrick Roberts in Mikey Johnston.
— Ross Brady (@RossBrady29) July 3, 2018
give mikey johnston the number 7
— andy fergus (@yoandrew) July 3, 2018
Mikey johnston will be a permanent starter in the next 2 years mark my words
— Dylan (@horsburgh_dylan) July 3, 2018
Sounds like Mikey Johnston had a big performance in that game. Could be a really big season for that boy
— Lewis (@LewisBhoy67) July 3, 2018
Mikey Johnston goal and assist give that boy a chance
— Jack (@jackmcneilly) July 3, 2018
I am buzzing to see Mikey Johnston next season
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) July 3, 2018
— Brandin🍀 (@oBRANDINo96) July 3, 2018
Mikey Johnston is the next big academy success without doubt👌🏼 https://t.co/MCDLym9vqu
— James Quinn (@Quiiiinn) July 3, 2018
Announce lifetime contract for Johnston
— joe🍀 (@josephtonner67) July 3, 2018
I think Johnston's name has been mentioned in every tweet yous have posted reporting the game. Must be playing a blinder!
— Ryan Carr (@RyanCarr67) July 3, 2018
Like him! Potential to be superstar for us. 🍀
— LouMun 67 ⚽️🍀🏴 (@lfmunro) July 3, 2018
Give him a chance. Great talent.
— Brian Reilly 🏴 (@brian_reilly81) July 3, 2018
He’s now worth £15 million
— DJS62 (@djs62) July 3, 2018
Could play a big part this season for us go on Mickey Johnston #homemade
— Longkesh1916 (@RenfrewRebel) July 3, 2018
Johnston has made five first team appearances under Rodgers, but injury last term robbed him of more involvement with the top team at Celtic Park.
Maybe this will be his campaign to really make an impact.