Mikey Johnston has opened up about his injury setback earlier this season, suggesting it was a “tough” time.

The winger missed nearly three months of action prior to his return against Rennes last week, and the 20-year-old revealed the importance of having a strong mentality during his time on the sidelines.

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Johnston’s injury was certainly a setback for the winger, but only a minor one given the impressive form he’s been in upon his return.

The 20-year-old marked his substitute appearance against Rennes with a well taken effort after a smart one-two with Olivier Ntcham, before getting on the scoresheet once again against Ross County the following game

The winger came off the bench in the second-half and added a fourth goal for Celtic within a minute of coming on; bursting through the home side’s defence and producing a composed finish. 

Johnston will no doubt be hoping to continue that run against Hamilton on Wednesday as he targets a place in the starting lineup for Sunday’s League Cup final.

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