After trouncing Rangers twice in two weeks, Celtic are back in action this afternoon at home to St Johnstone and Brendan Rodgers has given fans a boost by handing two young stars their first ever starts for the club.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) May 6, 2017
Michael Johnston and Anthony Ralston have both featured extensively for the club’s development side, both in top form during last week’s Scottish Youth Cup Final. Rodgers was in the stands that night and obviously liked what he saw.
Ralston has featured for the first team previously, from the bench, but Johnston is making his debut.
It’s turned what was a routine fixture into one of great intrigue for Hoops fans who will be eager to see how the duo do. Supporters will be particularly eager to see young Johnston, who is a crowd pleasing, exciting, attacking midfielder.
Can the two player stake a claim for a more regular start next season?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Good to see Ralston & Johnston get a start today. Perfect game for them to be introduced.
— Paul (@pault1888) May 6, 2017
Delighted to see Ralston and Johnston starting today. Johnston has earned his chance. #Celtic
— John McNeil (@JohnMcNeil15) May 6, 2017
Both Ralston and Johnston on the starting line-up today. Can't wait to watch the Bhoys today ????
— Adri (@adriceltic17) May 6, 2017
Great to see Michael Johnston and Anthony Ralston starting for Celtic today.
— Ian (@GlasgowBhoy) May 6, 2017
Nice to see the 2 young boys ralston and johnston start
— Joseph (@josephduffy81) May 6, 2017
Great to see Ralston & Johnston. Surprised Eboue not even in squad though. Thought he might start.
— Simply [⭐] Celtic (@The_Hoops_Fan) May 6, 2017