Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs has insisted that Bhoys winger Mikey Johnston is only going to get better as he is yet to physically develop.

Johnston is yet to become a regular member of the Celtic team this season, but did no harm to his chances with his performance against Ross County at the weekend.  


He came on as a substitute and scored in Celtic’s 4-1 win and displayed the kind of talent that makes him one of the highly-rated youngsters in Scotland.

Stubbs likes the confidence the 20-year-old shows when he is on the pitch and feels his performances this season have been a reflection of that.

He is happy to see the winger back in the Celtic squad and believes with the youngster yet to completely develop physically, the player still has a higher ceiling in terms of potential.

Stubbs said on the Ladbrokes Social Club: “I think he is a confident boy anyway and I think his performances are emanating that.

“He looks really confident, I don’t think he is a shy lad from what I can [gather].

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“He certainly is [back] and if he keeps doing it, he is another one who is going to get even better.

“Physically, he is still not there yet and I still think he has got a young boy’s body.”

Johnston recently returned to the squad following an injury and has made just three starts this season.