Celtic have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the Hoops’ Scottish Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon.
According to a report by the Daily Record, Ange Postecoglou confirmed that he will be able to call upon Mikey Johnston for the Bhoys’ trip to Motherwell this afternoon, as the winger has recovered from the latest in a series of injuries which have seen the 22-year-old make just one competitive appearance under the 56-year-old.
Speaking about Johnston’s recovery, the Hoops boss said: “Mikey Johnston is available, which is good.”
Considering just how many injuries Postecoglou has had to deal with throughout the first few months of his tenure at Parkhead, that Johnston finally seems to have recovered from his numerous knocks is sure to have left the 56-year-old buzzing.
While the winger has struggled for game-time in recent campaigns, largely down to the 22-year-old appearing to be rather injury-prone, he nevertheless demonstrated back in 2018/19 that, when given the opportunity, he certainly has the potential to be a hugely important player for the Bhoys.
Indeed, over his 14 Premiership appearances that season, Johnston scored an impressive five goals at an average of one strike for every 136 minutes of football played.
As such, if the winger can maintain his fitness going forwards, as well as once again hitting this rate of goals per minute, he could undoubtedly play a key role within Postecoglou’s side and potentially help fire Celtic back to the top of the Premiership.
Considering the team’s rather ropey away form so far this season – with the Hoops having won just once on the road in the current league campaign – the manager will certainly be hoping that the 22-year-old can help his side secure a much-needed victory at Fir Park today.