Celtic winger Mikey Johnston issued a 'don't you forget about me' plea to boss Brendan Rogers after starring for the Republic of Ireland against Gibraltar.

Johnston was on target in a 4-0 win as he made his first international start for Stephen Kenny's men The 24-year-old has had a chequered career at Celtic after bursting onto the scene during Rodgers‘ first tenure but injury has hampered his progression in the side.

A loan spell at Vitoria Guimaraes last season brought Johnston back to life and it was his form in Portugal that earned him his first cap.

However the player picked up another injury in pre-season which set him back again but now he is fully fit and firing on all cylinders again for his country, Kenny hopes that he can make a similar impact at Celtic under Rodgers.

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Speaking to RTE, Kenny said: “Yeah, you know I love wingers. I absolutely adore wing play. That’s his sixth cap but he needs to play matches. He’s too good not to be playing football."

Next up for Johnston is a 2024 European Championship qualifier against the Netherlands next month but he is hoping that his displays for Ireland have done enough to catch the eye of club boss Rodgers.

Johnston definitely possesses talent but he has a job on his hands if he is to oust the likes of Daizen Maeda, Luis Palma and Yang from the wide positions whilst Australian wide Marco Tillio is still continuing his rehabilitation.

It remains to be seen if Rodgers will grant Johnston another chance to impress him but there could be a possibility that he could resurrect his ailing Celtic career just as club and country compatriot Liam Scales did this season .

Scales looked to be on his way out of the club at the beginning of the campaign but a plethora of injuries to key central defenders led to the stopper being thrust into the Celtic first team and he hasn't looked back since.

The 25 year-old completed his meteoric rise by starring in the Republic of Ireland's last two 2024 European Championship qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar due to his outstanding club form which has saw him keep a clean sheet at Ibrox and play in both Champions League group stage matches against Feyenoord and Lazio.

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Can the same fate befall Johnston? Is it not too late for the winger to rescue his Celtic career and muscle his way back into Rodgers first team plans? Can Johnston do a Scales?

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