Mikey Johnston has two matches to save his Celtic career after a season blighted by injuries.
That’s according to former Scotland boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Johnston’s return against Rangers.
Johnston, 22, has only made nine appearances this season due to a ligament injury he picked up last year.
John Kennedy confirmed that Johnston would be in the squad to face Rangers and he made an appearance off the bench.
He came on with 15 minutes remaining but struggled to make an impact as Celtic were down to 10 men.
McLeish claims there is no better time for Johnston to impress than in the final few games of this season.
“I remember watching him a couple of years ago at Ibrox,” McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“Celtic played him as a centre forward and that game passed them by a little bit, he wasn’t playing in his true position.
“The flanks are better for him and he’s a young guy with potential and he’s still able to fulfil that at a giant club like Celtic.
“He’s there or thereabouts but at some stage, you have to test these boys and there’s no better time than now.”
Johnston had a run of games over the festive period but suffered another injury setback in February’s clash with Kilmarnock.
He has 59 total appearances for Celtic after making his Scottish Premiership debut back in 2017.