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Mikey Johnston joins on loan from Celtic

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Albion have signed Celtic winger Mikey Johnston on loan for the remainder of the Sky Bet Championship season, subject to international clearance. 

Johnston becomes the Baggies’ third signing of the January transfer window, joining fellow additions Andi Weimann and Callum Marshall in Carlos Corberán’s first-team squad. 

The 24-year-old attacker has made 92 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish champions, including nine since the start of December. 

He made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in March 2023 and has now earned eight caps, scoring twice. 

And the Glasgow-born wide player cannot wait to get started.

Mikey Johnston posing for a photo with one foot on a yellow football while holding a home Albion shirt

“I want to hit the ground running and make an impact right away,” said Mikey. “I think the deal has been rumbling on since the start of the window, so I’m just happy to get it over the line. 

“Right from the start, the gaffer Carlos Corberán was on to me to get me in. He was telling me all about the way he likes to play and bits about the club.

“I was really keen as soon as I spoke to him. He’s impressive. You know exactly what he needs from you and it’s exactly the type of manager I like to work under.”

Mikey Johnston smiling sat outside Albion's training ground

Head coach Carlos Corberán added: “At the start of the window we identified a need to increase our attacking options, specifically in wide positions. 

“Mikey was one of our targets going into this window and we are delighted he is joining us. 

“He is a player with European and international football experience as a winger and, if needed, he also has the qualities required to play as a number 10.

“Mikey has the skill to make a difference in the final third and the fact he has played regularly for Celtic in December and January means he will be able to make an immediate impact here.”

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