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.
“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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