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“He will look to maybe try and go permanent from Celtic” – Barry Ferguson’s summer advice for Celtic star

Celtic have an array of talent at their disposal. The great thing about our squad is the depth we have to call upon whenever we need to change things about.

The five subs rule helps Ange Postecoglou to give minutes to players that would normally need not get them but, at times, there are just not enough places in the squad and players need to move out on loan to get time on the pitch.

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That’s exactly what Mikey Johnston did and it has paid off for him.

Moving to Vitoria Giumaraes has been the making of the Hoops winger and as his form for the Portuguese club earned him a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad, former Rangers star Barry Ferguson has tipped him to leave Celtic in the summer.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Ferguson said, “He’s having a good time in Portugal and the main thing for Mikey Johnston was getting games of football week in, week out.

“And I think he’s had the benefit of that.

“And I think now, he will look to maybe try and go permanent from Celtic to make sure he’s got a real chance of playing every single weekend.

“Because I think it’ll be difficult for him to get in. You need to look at the quality that Celtic have in the wide areas and that’s one of their strengths.”

Would a transfer be the best move for Mikey Johnston?

Maybe. But then if he really has belief in his ability then he would stick around and fight for his place.

Look at Anthony Ralston and Greg Taylor.

Both are success stories that prove that if you have the right mentality, you can achieve anything in the game.

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