Charlie Christie has suggested that Mikey Johnston possesses similar qualities to Paul Gascoigne with regards to his movement on and off the ball.

Johnston came off the bench to add a fourth goal for Celtic in the 4-1 win over Ross County on Sunday, as he continued his fine form following his injury.

And according to HITC, Christie was full of praise for the winger following the win and compared him to Gascoigne.

Paul Gascoigne’s the best player I have got on the football pitch with, or played against. But Gascoigne had that, he can move quickly with the ball as he could without the ball and Mikey Johnston’s got that.

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He has come on [against Ross County] and his goal is tremendous. He made it look very easy because of his movement with the ball. He got away from the centre-half very quicky and he just shapes it into the corner.

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It’s certainly high praise from Christie to suggest that he can see flashes of Gascoigne in the way Johnston plays.

The former England international was widely regarded as one of the most talented footballers of his generation, and finished fourth in the 1990 Ballon d’Or rankings.

Johnston has been hugely impressive this season, and he will no doubt be looking to continue that form into Wednesday’s clash with Hamilton before Sunday’s League Cup final.

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