Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic won against St Johnstone at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken highly of Michael Johnston to the club’s official website.

Johnston featured for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership game against St Johnstone at Celtic Park at the weekend.

The 18-year-old winger started the match and played for 57 minutes, as the Hoops won 4-1. It was the teenager’s competitive debut for the Glasgow giants.

The youngster played well during the time he was on the pitch, playing a key role in Patrick Roberts’s opening goal for the Hoops.

Celtic manager Rodgers has spoken highly of Johnston, but the former Liverpool manager has stated that the youngster needs to be a bit better on the final pass and add goals to his game.

“Young Mikey, you see the profile of player I like,” Rodgers told the club’s official website about Johnston. “He came in to replace Scott Sinclair, which is never easy but I felt he came in and did very well.

“Again, he’s a very exciting player. He’s fast and his maturation level isn’t like Tony’s – he still has a lot of growth left in him – but he’s just turned 18. He’s dynamic and, once he becomes a little bit better on the final pass and can add goals, then he’s going to be a big talent.

“I felt the two of them were very good and I was delighted with the senior boys as they really helped them in their game.”

Johnston is a very talented and promising winger, and his performances against St Johnstone showed that.

Like any other footballer of his age, the 18-year-old will need to work on his game and improve, and he will do under Rodgers.

The former Liverpool manager has a good track record of developing young players, and working under him is only going to improve Johnston.

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