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Opinion: Does New Squad Number Suggest More Influence For Mikey Johnston?

Opinion: Does New Squad Number Suggest More Influence For Mikey Johnston?

Does a new squad number suggest more will be expected from Mikey Johnston at Celtic this season?

The Scottish youngster made a consistent breakthrough to the Hoops first team last term, appearing 18 times under Brendan Rodgers and then Neil Lennon.

His two-goal showing in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Hearts in the final league game of last season reminded everyone of his talent.

And now Johnston has been given a new number for the 2019/20 season:

But does that suggest he’s got more to offer Celtic this season than may have initially been thought?

Celtic have lost Oliver Burke and Timo Weah this summer and only Maryan Shved has arrived as an option out wide.

Does Lennon actually need to go get more wingers though, particularly with Johnston on the fringes of getting a regular game?

The wideman has moved from number 73 to number 19 and usually the lower numbers represent certain first team players.

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