The international break has given the Celtic supporters a chance to see players who have been playing regularly for their team against some of the best players in the world.
Callum McGregor was up against the likes of France and Spain and Alistair Johnston faced the might of Kyogo Furhashi and Reo Hatate’s Japan.
However, the international break also gave the Celtic fans the chance to run the rule over Mikey Johnston. The 24-year-old winger has struggled to get minutes due to an early-season injury but now he’s back to full fitness, Johnston did feature for the Republic of Ireland.
A goal and a Man of the Match performance against Gibraltar has started the usual conversation of whether Johnston will feature for Celtic again. Falkirk captain and radio pundit, Stephen McGinn, was asked his thoughts on the matter and if he saw any way for the Irish international to carve out a career at Celtic.
McGinn said [The Go Radio Football Show], “No, honestly I don’t. I think I mean you see the turnaround in Liam Scales is a great example. Anthony Ralston and Greg Taylor, all these guys.
“But I just think Mikey Johnston’s at that stage where I mean, he’s playing for Ireland and he’s had that loan spell in Portugal.
“I’ve met him a couple of times, he’s a great lad. He showed real potential at times teams, especially in Brendan Rodgers’ first spell.
“But just a mix through injuries and I just can’t see the opportunity is going to come up.”