Celtic right-back Alistair Johnston has settled in very quickly at the Hoops following his £3m move from CF Montreal.
The Canadian international has not looked out of place since arriving during the January transfer window and fans on Twitter have been praising the defender:
What a signing 💚
— EsJay 🍀💚 (@EsJayHH) February 17, 2023
Love watching the kid he's always up for it, hasn't put a foot wrong yet, becoming a we favourite 🍀
— 🇮🇪Brendy🍀🇮🇪🍀CFC🇮🇪 (@Ben_Dover_Sevco) February 17, 2023
Been a terrific signing so far
— David B – We Are 45 (@DavidGB07) February 17, 2023
A competent and committed pler. No frills, just gets it done. Rarely makes errors. Room for development too. A brilliant signing
— Benny Fitzclement (@mickonthesick) February 17, 2023
Great player and outstanding guy 💚
— Pamela McG (@X4PFM) February 17, 2023
Solid defensively and has shown in the last couple of games a bit more attacking threat. Looking good.
— Reo (@Reo1888) February 17, 2023
This guys not had a bad game yet, Great player for Celtic 🍀
— Barrybhoy🍀🇮🇪 (@Barry72361711) February 17, 2023
Great wee player,solid 💪🍀
— Stephen (@JotaOnTheWing17) February 17, 2023
Considering Josip Juranovic performed so well during his time at Celtic Park, many feared that Johnston may not be up to the task, after some rather unconvincing displays for Canada at the World Cup.
However, he really hasn’t put a foot wrong for the Scottish champions so far, putting in some solid defensive performances.
If there is one criticism, it would be that Johnston could perhaps offer more in the final third of the pitch, but you do feel he is getting a better understanding of his teammates in every match he plays. The defender seems to be another inspired purchase by manager Ange Postecoglou and the recruitment team.