Celtic winger Michael Johnston has admitted that he does not mind playing out of position to get regular first-team action with the Hoops.

Johnston came off the bench to score Celtic’s third goal against Motherwell on Wednesday as the Hoops moved above Rangers to the top of the Premiership table.

It was Johnston’s sixth appearance in the Premiership this season and the 19-year old could be in line to play more regularly before the end of the year as Odsonne Edouard limped off in the first half against Motherwell.

The Celtic academy product is a right winger, but has confessed that the prospect of first-team football means he would not mind playing out of position.

“If I can get in playing as a striker then great, but if it’s elsewhere then it doesn’t matter. I can play up front”, Johnston was quoted as saying by the Herald.

“Obviously, my preferred position is as a winger, but I can play up front if that’s where I am asked to play, and I’ll just go and work hard.

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“You never know, I might not play.

"I just need to keep working hard in training and earn my right to play.”

With Leigh Griffiths taking some time off to focus on his off the field issues and Edouard a doubt, Johnston will hope to make only his second start for Celtic when the Hoops play against Dundee on Saturday.