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Mikey Johnston relieved to score first Celtic goal in 3-0 win over Motherwell

By December 20, 2018No Comments

Celtic youngster Mikey Johnston insists he was relieved to get off the mark for the Hoops in the 3-0 win over Motherwell.

The Hoops kid came off the bench for the injured Odsonne Edouard and chipped Fir Park goalkeeper Mark Gillespie to make it 2-0.

The Scotland youth star said: “It’s been kind of playing on my mind. I need to get that first goal out the way so I’m just happy to get it out the way. I didn’t even realise it had hit the net.

“My family were n the players’ lounge and a few of the boys were saying they were going mental. I’m buzzing. My parents would drive me everywhere, even going up to games in Inverness. It was mental. I’m really grateful for all they did.

“Celtic is always a club that is going to want to play young players, so hopefully I can keep working hard and take my chances.

“It was a good goal, I’m really happy with it. It’s my first competitive goal and I’ve been waiting a while to get it, so I’m just buzzing to finally get off the mark.

“The manager didn’t say much to me before going on, he just told me to go on and play my usual game, work hard and there was no pressure.”