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Celtic: Frank McAvennie says Mikey Johnston needs to leave

Celtic: Frank McAvennie says Mikey Johnston needs to leave -Celtic News

Speaking to Football Insider, former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has had his say on the future of Mikey Johnston and insists he needs to leave Parkhead.

The Lowdown: Bit part figure…

The 22-year-old has cut a very bit-part figure over the last few seasons and that doesn’t seem to be changing under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

Does Johnston need to leave Celtic?

Definitely

Definitely

No, give him a chance

No, give him a chance

Indeed, Johnston has managed a small handful of minutes so far this campaign and made just eight SPFL appearances in total over 2020/2021.

Since bursting on to the scene three years ago, it appears there has been little progression in terms of his Celtic career and McAvennie has explained what he needs to do.

The Latest: McAvennie sends Johnston message…

Speaking to FI, the Scottish football pundit has sent a message to Johnston amid his lack of opportunities at Parkhead – insisting there is no hope if he wants regular game time.

“I think he’s been here too long,”

“He’s got to go. He’s not the kind of player Celtic want or need at the moment. Basically, he’s a part-timer.

“He doesn’t suit the style. Johnston has fallen even further down the pecking order now.

“That means he probably won’t get to play where he wants to play, which means he won’t perform as well.

“It’s bad now but Forrest is injury. When he comes back Johnston has absolutely no chance.

“There are a lot of games and maybe he can be useful from the bench. I just see the new players coming in this January and I don’t see a place for him.

“I want him to go and find somewhere he can play week in week out. He deserves that.”

The Verdict: Time to go…

For the sake of his career, we believe McAvennie may be correct and Johnston’s time at Celtic could well be up if he doesn’t get more chances on a consistent basis.

The Scotsman could well benefit from either leaving permanently or going on a season-long loan to reignite his form and attract attention from potential suitors.

In other news: Reliable reporter: Celtic ‘step up efforts’ to sign ‘another’ star for Ange in ‘stone cold killer’, find out more here.


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