Michael Johnston must spend the coming campaign far away from Celtic.
The player is currently living his dream at the club he has been a fan of his entire life after progressing from the youth system into the senior squad.
Johnston has the potential to land a regular spot in Celtic’s first team but he is currently to raw to push down fellow wide forwards James Forrest, Scott Sinclair, Jonny Hayes and Lewis Morgan down the pecking order.
The Scotland Under-21 international should sign a loan deal away from Scottish Premiership club where he can be expected to be a regular feature and grow his game.
The Scottish Sun reports a temporary move to St. Mirren is on the horizon after Brendan Rodgers spent the past week in talks with their new manager Alan Stubbs over a potential deal.
That would be a great move for Johnston, who has the potential to have a similar impact on the older Morgan, who was highly impressive at the Paisley outfit last season.
The wide man is fully fit again after playing just four games last season due to a thigh injury that halted his charge to the first team.
He seized on his opportunity in Saturday’s friendly against Standard Liege – netting with a sublime finish in the 4-1 win – and knows he has a huge 12 months ahead of him after turning 19 and securing a deal until 2020.
Johnston’s heart is set on breaking through at Celtic like homegrown stars Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor and Forrest.
A move to St Mirren could be just the right move at this stage of his development.