MIKEY JOHNSTON is hoping for a capital show as he continues on the comeback trail in Edinburgh tonight.
The tricky winger, who hasn’t started a game this season after sustaining an injury in the pre-season warm-up against Bristol City at Ashton Gate, made his fourth substitute’s appearance in Celtic’s 2-0 win against St Johnstone at Parkhead.
Johnston, though, is pushing for that elusive inclusion in the line-up that takes the field for kick-off and he is eager for more game time this evening against a Hibs team determined to bounce back after three consecutive defeats, including a 1-0 loss at Aberdeen on Saturday where Scott Brown’s side picked up their first victory following 10 successive failures.
The former Scotland Under-21 international is looking to join in alongside Kyogo Furuhashi and Filipe Jota, as CQN reported earlier this week.
Ange Postecoglou is more than satisfied with the progress of 22-year-old Johnston and said: “The important thing for Mikey now is he’s had two or three weeks of really solid training.
“The key is that he keeps getting stronger and working hard at his game on and off the field.
“I’m sure his opportunity will come.”
The Hoops boss, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “The pleasing thing about last weekend was that we could give Liel Abada a bit of a breather.
“Being able to even then take off Kyogo, Jota and Giakoumakis knowing we had some options on the bench such as Mikey, Liel and Albian Ajeti was pleasing.
“Giving our front players a bit of a rest has been probably the one area we’ve really struggled with. Not just between games, but during games.”
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