Alistair Johnston has opened up on adapting to Celtic's style of play.

The Canada international joined the Hoops from MLS side CF Montreal in January and has played 15 times for the Hoops so far this season.

Johnston has had to adjust to Ange Postecoglou's style of football, including playing as an inverted full-back.

He said: "I think I've grown into the role. It's taken me a bit of time to really understand exactly what the coaching staff want out of me, especially in this system as a full-back, it's a little bit different.

"You are inverting and you are doing some different things from what a typical full-back does.

"I'm still learning that and I've been lucky enough to have guys like Tony Ralston and Greg Taylor who have really showed me the ropes in what's to be expected of that position, which has been really nice and beneficial for me. 

"At the same time, I know what I can bring and I know there's still another level for me to bring so I'm really excited to continue to grow as a player in this team.

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"Once I get a full pre-season under my belt leading into next year, I hope I can bring it up another level altogether so it's kind of exciting for me because I'm still young and I've still got a lot to learn and a lot to grow.

"I'm a player that wants to learn, I want to see what level I can reach. That's exciting for myself and overall it's been a great start.

"I can't complain even if some of my performances haven't been at the level that I know I can be at and want to be at, I can't look back on it with a sad face at all.

"I've been really happy and I think that the whole Celtic supporters have been really welcoming to me which has made that transition much easier."

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