Celtic must keep feet of winger firmly on ground after wonder goal
Celtic’s Mikey Johnston has certainly made headlines in recent times.
The 19-year-old winger scored a sensational solo goal for Scotland under-21s in their 3-1 Toulon Tournament semi-final loss to England.
He went on a mazy run down the wing and beat two men before firing a shot into the top corner of the net.
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Johnston, who only made four appearances for the Hoops last season because of injury, will no doubt be the centre of attention after such a fine goal, but Brendan Rodgers must work to keep his feet on the ground.
The player is not guaranteed to be a regular starter for the Bhoys next season, as he is prominently a left-winger, which is the role that has been taken up in most recent times by James Forrest.
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That doesn’t mean that he won’t be involved in matches for the Hoops though, but he shouldn’t be thrown in at the deep end.
Rodgers will no doubt continue to do what he did with Johnston before he suffered his injury last season, and introduce him into the team gradually.
There is no doubt that Johnston has plenty of talent, his goal against England certainly showed that, but it is very important that he does not end up over-hyped like so many promising players before him.
Rodgers seems to have a handle on the situation though, and the player’s future will be in good hands under the Hoops boss.
In other Celtic news, Thomas Gravesen has lifted the lid on his time with the Hoops