Celtic legend John Collins identifies key role for Mikey Johnston against Livingston

Mikey Johnston can play a key role in making the breakthrough against Livingston at Celtic Park, says former assistant manager John Collins.

Celtic's Mikey Johnston in action (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

Johnston‘s performance against Hibs on Monday night was much maligned by the Hoops support, but Collins sees a key role for the youngster.

“I’d like to see Mikey Johnston hit the by-line more - and stay wide to stretch the Livingston back four to create a two-on-one with Laxalt.

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“Staying wide will also give Calum McGregor more space to play the penetrating passes - because there weren’t any in the first half,” he told Celtic TV.

After early Livingston pressure, the Hoops went close in the first half but a 20-yard strike from McGregor flew over after a quarter of an hour and Jeremie Frimpong had a shot close in beaten away by Max Strijcek five minutes later.

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