After securing a 2-1 victory over Ross County in the Premiership in midweek, Celtic are up against Hibernian in the League Cup final on Sunday to try and secure their first trophy of the season.
Leading up to the showdown at Hampden Park, it seems as though Ange Postecoglou’s side have been handed a potential injury boost which will have a lot of fans feeling thrilled and could help the team secure the trophy on offer.
According to the Daily Record, Mikey Johnston was involved in Celtic’s recent training session on Friday and will be “in contention” to be involved in tomorrow’s final.
This season has seen the 22-year-old make 15 appearances for Celtic across all competitions but only two starts, struggling with his fitness at the start of the campaign.
Given how the Daily Record said that Kyogo Furuhashi, James Forrest, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Albian Ajeti and Jota were not involved in Friday’s training session, it seems a good time for Johnston to make his return to action and help his side beat Hibs.
The winger’s previous league appearance for Celtic saw him rack up five shots at goal and make two key passes in 60 minutes of action in their 1-0 win over Motherwell last week, showing how dangerous he can be from the left-wing.
Johnston has shown in his 10 league appearances in this season that he can be a useful attacking asset for the team by averaging 1.9 shots and one key pass per game. Also, with Adam Montgomery failing to impress in the win over Ross County, this could persuade Postecoglou to start the 22-year-old winger on Sunday if he is fully fit.
If Johnston does start tomorrow and can deliver a solid performance in helping Celtic to win the League Cup, this could kickstart a regular run of games in the team for him and prove to his manager that he has the quality to do so after a false start to the season much to the delight of the Parkhead faithful.