Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has given an update today on striker Johnny Kenny, who signed for the club in January on a five year deal.
Kenny signed for the club with an injury which meant he would be out for a few weeks after he first joined, but all went quiet on him and he has still to feature for the first team, I believe he either had a setback on his original injury or he sustained a new injury, but he has recently made his debut for the Celtic B team and scored a close range header from a Karamoko Dembele cross.
Here’s what Ange said about Kenny at his press conference earlier today when asked if he will be involved with the first team before the end of the season:
“Look, we’ll just see how it goes, we were happy really to get Johnny in, he had a disruptive sort of beginning and we had to go easy on him in terms of his training, so he’s back training fully and great to see him playing again. Great to see Mikey getting a run and Karamoko, the reports I got back were all three were very good in terms of their attitude and the way they went about the game, which is great.”
“With all the young guys it’s the same thing, they’re here with us every day, they’re in front of me every day.”
“With Johnny and all these young guys that are with us every day, they’ve got a chance to put their case forward to be part if it. But at the same time, especially with the younger ones that are new that have come in, we’re happy to be patient, let them adjust, let them adjust to life here and training here and see where that takes them.”
I don’t think even if fully fit Kenny was going to be playing in the first team for us this season anyway, unless we desperately needed him to due to injuries, the B team was always likely to be where he was going to be playing this season in my opinion, but it’s good to hear he s still training with the first team, like Karamoko, and will get the chance if Ange feels he deserves it.