Michael Johnston has said that he can solve the striker problem at Celtic.
The youngster scored his first goal against Motherwell last night in the 3-0 victory for the Hoops.
Academy Graduate Michael Johnston has said that he is available for Brendan Rodgers to solve the current striker problem Celtic are facing. The 19-year-old scored a brilliant solo goal yesterday to complete Celtic’s thrashing of Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership. The player was brought on in the 37th minute to replace the injured Odsonne Edouard.
Celtic are currently facing a dire situation in their attacking department as both their strikers Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard are out of the fray. While Griffiths has taken a break from football due to personal reasons, it is still unclear how long would it take for Edouard’s injury to heal. In this situation, Rodgers needs a striker to lead his line and Johnston has insisted that he can be the one.
Johnston said, “I’m just taking it day by day and trying to work hard to try to earn a place in the team. If I can get in playing striker, that’s fine. Obviously my preferred position is a winger but I can play up front if that’s where I’m asked to go. All I can do is keep working hard in training and earn the right to play. I want to get as much game time as I can and keep learning off the older players. I’m really happy to get my first competitive goal. I’ve been waiting a while to get it so I’m buzzing to finally get off the mark.”
He added, “It’s been playing on my mind. I really needed to get that first goal out of the way so I’m just happy to have done that now.”