Celtic winger Mikey Johnston has confirmed he will miss Saturday’s Premiership game against Hamilton Academical with a groin strain.
The 20-year-old had to be taken off against Rangers in the Old Firm Derby ten days ago, with some fearing he had suffered a recurrence of an old knee injury, but when asked about the issue, Johnston eased fears over an extended absence from the side:
“I’ve just got a groin strain so I’ll miss the weekend’s game (at Hamilton) but I’ll hopefully be back after that.”
Johnston also had to pull out of international duty with Scotland’s Under 21s because of the problem, but fans will be keenly anticipating his return to the starting line up.
The wide man has scored three goals and provided four assists in his first ten matches of the campaign. He played an important part in Odsonne Edouard‘s opening goal against Rangers, providing the pass for the Frenchman who then slotted the ball home.
Johnston is becoming an increasingly important player for the Hoops. He managed just 23 appearances last season but he is very likely to surpass that total this campaign.