A good night for Mikey Johnston
Johnston playing in the midfield hole just behind Griffiths was one of the few positive aspects of the night for Lennon. The teenager, a product of the club’s academy set-up, has intelligence, quick feet and an eye for goal. He came close to netting just before the interval when his effort from the edge of the box was deflected just wide but he was arguably Celtic’s best player of the night.
While the out-and-out striker role of leading the line hasn’t worked, Johnston clearly has something about him. On a night when there was little of note for Celtic to cheer, Johnston could walk away in the knowledge he has made another positive impression.