By Frank McAvennie

6th Nov, 2021 | 5:00pm

Johnston told he needs 'monumental turnaround' to save Celtic career - pundit

Frank McAvennie claims it would take a “monumental turnaround” for Mikey Johnston to become a Celtic regular.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has not been impressed after the attacker was given more minutes by Ange Postecoglou.

Johnston, 22, has made seven appearances for Celtic this season but only started on one of those outings.

He has featured in the Hoops’ last six games in all competitions after James Forrest picked up an injury.

Last season, Johnston only made 10 appearances in all competitions as he suffered with a ligament injury.

McAvennie has not been impressed and disagrees with fans who claim we are seeing the making of Johnston.

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“Johnston is still getting minutes,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild

“I have seen some people say they this season could be the making of him.

“Not for me. I have not been impressed by what I have seen really.

“I have seen nothing more than what I already thought, which is that he’s a decent squad player.

“He should not be starting games for us, no way. I don’t think Ange has a choice though because we aren’t blessed with depth.

“It would take a monumental turnaround for him to become a regular starter at Celtic, for me.

“I wish him all the best, I don’t want him to fail. I just need to see more from him.”

Johnston most recently played 20 minutes against Ferencvaros on Thursday night.

He came on as a second-half sub in Celtic’s 3-2 Europa League win.

In other news, Scottish pundit accuses Postecoglou of arrogant Celtic blunder.