CELTIC'S NEW BOY Alistair Johnston has admitted that he is already looking forward to playing Rangers again.
The Canadian right back made his debut in the 2-2 Old Firm game against Rangers last Monday and has become a fan favourite already on the green side of Glasgow.
Looking back on his performance, the 24-year-old opened up about his debut.
The £3m signing from Montreal said: "There’s still so many adjustments and tweaks I want to make, but for a first performance in a place like that, I’m not going to be too hard on myself."
“As a team we were playing so well and kind of let it get away from ourselves and let them grow into the match. We know we can be better. Watching the game back there were lots of decisions where I thought ‘why did I do that?’
So there’s lots of room for growth, which I think is exciting. It was a good start and if every match is like that in terms of the atmosphere, it will be a pretty fun time here.
“I learned a lot about Scottish football, just there alone, and already looking forward to playing the next one and seeing them back at Celtic Park in the near future.
🗣️'I really don't think I'd let you go to that game mum!' 😅
Celtic's Alistair Johnston discusses his first Old Firm derby experience 🇨🇦
Wait till the end to hear about his mother's amusing request to go to the game! ⤵️#BBCFootball pic.twitter.com/BEGrxXNG0H
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) January 6, 2023
“People said, especially at Ibrox, they are going to be against you, it’s going to be toxic, it’s going to be loud, and any little bit of hope that they can get behind, their crowd will. And they did.
The World Cup star even got advice from team mate Cameron Carter-Vickers about playing in the fiesty Glasgow Derby
“Everyone brought me aside. Carter-Vickers was saying it was going to be something you haven’t really experienced, it’s going to be a cauldron, especially if we make a couple of mistakes and let the momentum swing, even if it doesn’t feel like they are doing much it can get the crowd into it and all of a sudden the game can change.
“Just be ready for that, understand that it doesn’t matter what you do they are going to be booing you the entire time and cussing you out. Just get ready for it. And at the end of the day just enjoy it, because you will.”
Celtic are 9 points ahead of Rangers in the League
Ange Postecoglou's side play Kilmarnock tomorrow, while Rangers play Dundee United on Sunday