Neil Lennon has confirmed that forward Mikey Johnson is looking unlikely to be fit for the start of Celtic’s season due to the injury problems he’s continuing to battle with.

Lennon said that Johnson will need to see a specialist in order to get a resolution to the calf problems that have been hindering him.

Speaking after the friendly game against Lyon, Lennon said:

Mikey has been having problems with his calves and he needs to see a specialist. He’s not had much luck. It’s been a bit stop-start but with his age and going through the maturation process he’s picking up injuries. It’s frustrating for him and frustrating for us.

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As Johnson continues to develop physically, it looks like his body is not reacting like he would like.

Hopefully, the specialist will be able to identify the issue and put some treatments and measures in place to help get back on the pitch and to stay there.

The winger has had some bright moments in a Celtic shirt but his inability to get on the pitch constantly is a big problem, both for him and for Lennon

He’s essentially got a player in his squad, taking a wage, who he can’t rely upon so hopefully the specialist can get him fit and firing at some point in the near future.