MIKEY JOHNSTON is a transfer target for English Championship club West Brom.

The Republic of Ireland international winger is in the sights of the promotion-chasing Midlands outfit, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Johnston is a peripheral figure in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team squad and the Hoops are unlikely to stand in the way of the 24-year-old’s move to the Hawthorns side.

CHEERS…Mikey Johnston celebrates the first of his double in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park on Boxing Day. Now the winger could be on his way to West Brom.

The Glaswegian returned to Parkhead in the summer after a season-long loan deal at Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitoria Guimaraes, but a back injury kept him on the sidelines until he made a substitute’s appearance in the scoreless stalemate against Hibs at Easter Road in October.

Johnston scored his first goals for the Hoops in four years when he rifled in a double in the champions’ 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park on Boxing Day.

He has made eight outings in a stop-start term and could be seen as surplus to requirements with Rodgers having several players to fill the wide positions with £3million German ace Nicolas Kuhn joining last week from Rapid Vienna.

The Hoops gaffer also has Liel Abada, Daizen Maeda, Yang Hyun-jun, Luis Palma, James Forrest and Marco Tilio vying for places on the flanks.

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