Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has praised Celtic right-back Alistair Johnston, calling him an "incredible find".

The 23-year-old joined the Hoops in January from MLS side CF Montreal after a successful stint with Canada at the World Cup in Qatar.

Johnston has featured 15 times for the Parkhead side since arriving in Glasgow and Ferguson has liked what he has seen of the defender so far.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, he said: "“He has been an unbelievable find. Juranovic, for me, was a top full-back but again he is another guy who has something about him
"One thing about him is that he is machine down that right-hand side. He is very strong, very athletic and that’s one thing about him."

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Ange Postecoglou recently praised the Canadian, claiming he knew Johnston would fit in after just one conversation with him.

He loves a battle. I guess he loves these kind of games (against Rangers). When you try and bring in players, particularly to this football club, what I have found is that aside from their abilities as a footballer it takes certain types of characters.

"From the moment I spoke to him I knew he’d do for me. I finished off the Zoom call and said to somebody ‘he’s going to do well here.’

"He’s just a winner, he’s very determined to get the best out of his football ability. He’s embraced the culture here and embraced the responsibility he has.

"You know, in four months he’s had three of these games, three derbies, and I think he’s excelled in all of them."

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