Celtic have tied Mikey Johnston down to a new two-year extension.
Celtic have announced that they have tied Mikey Johnston down to a new deal.
Prior to today, the 20-year-old Lennoxtown product was contracted to the Hoops until 2023, having only signed an extension last November.
But Celtic have today confirmed that they have given the young attacker a two-year extension, on the eve of playing Rangers at Parkhead.
Here’s how fans of the Glasgow giants reacted to the update on Twitter:
Good bit of business that
— Joe (@onekinghenrik) December 28, 2019
Brilliant the wee man’s gonna have a big future with the hoops.
— Gary Mcbride (@GaryMcbride82) December 28, 2019
— Lewis Minster (@lewis_minster) December 28, 2019
YAAAAAAS NOW START HIM TOMORROW
— Dan (@CFCDan_) December 28, 2019
— Lewis (@_Lewis67_) December 28, 2019
This is it man
— ☭ (@euan_cfc) December 28, 2019
— Ross Mackie (@Ross_Mackie15) December 28, 2019
now play him the morra instead of Ntcham plz
— ً (@Seany_CFC) December 28, 2019
Now let him run riot tomorrow.. ☘️
— Declan McKee (@declanmckee22) December 28, 2019
— James Elliott (@JamesElliott02) December 28, 2019
It’s not quite Edouard permanent contract but it’ll do
— John (@19jhodgkiss) December 28, 2019
— Christopher McGinlay (@ChrisMcGinlay14) December 28, 2019
— martin reilly (@martinreilly75) December 28, 2019
It’s been an injury-hit season for Johnston so far, but what a way to commemorate his extension by playing a big role in a potential win over Rangers tomorrow.
It’s a massive Premiership game at Parkhead and it could have major implications on where the title winds up.
A home victory would give Neil Lennon’s side an eight-point gap over the second-placed Gers, who do have a game in hand as things stand.
But game in hand or not, eight points could be a huge psychological boost for Celtic and if Johnston scores, even better for him.