Mikey Johnston is "one of the best talents" to come out of Celtic, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. 

Johnston has been named English Championship Player of the Month for his performances at West Brom. The winger was sent out on-loan during the winter transfer window after failing to cement a regular starting spot in Rodgers' side. 

Despite that, the Hoops boss is hoping Johnston, who has scored seven times from his 14 appearances down south, can continue his strong form and return to Celtic ready to make a positive impact next season.

"What he has demonstrated is no surprise," Rodgers revealed. "He is one of the best talents to come out of this academy, he is quick, direct, can score goals.

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"So for him to get that award - there's some outstanding players in the Championship - shows you how well he has done. 

"Hopefully he can continue with that and come back to Celtic in the summer and feel really energised again, full of confidence, and be ready to make an impact."

Upon receiving the reward, the 24-year-old said: “I’m absolutely delighted to win this individual award, but I’d like to give credit to my team-mates and the manager here.

“Everyone was so quick to welcome me. That then allowed me to hit the ground running and thankfully I’ve been able to put in some decent performances and score a few goals. 

“We had a really good March and those results helped put us in the strong position we find ourselves in today.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I want to keep impressing and improving. We’re all focused on making sure the next few weeks are successful for the club.”