, ‘Best player in the league’ – West Brom ace hailed by teammate

‘Best player in the league’ – West Brom ace hailed by teammate

West Brom captain Jed Wallace has labelled teammate Mikey Johnston as the ‘best player’ in the league at the moment.

West Brom swooped to land the winger on loan from Celtic in the January transfer window.

Johnston, 24, has since scored six goals in nine matches for the Championship side.

Wallace has been impressed and has said, as per a report by the Express & Star: “Right now, for me, he’s the best player in the league at the moment, the way he’s playing. He actually said to me after the QPR game ‘maybe I should’ve played you in on one of them’ and I said ‘the way you’re playing, just kick it towards the goal and we’ll go from there’.

“He’s on fire at the moment.”

1 of 20
, ‘Best player in the league’ – West Brom ace hailed by teammate

Who is this?

West Brom man hailed

Bringing in Johnston earlier this winter has been a masterstroke by West Brom as they look to return to the Premier League.

He has injected more pace and power into their attacking department and has hit the ground running in England immediately, scoring some impressive goals.

The Republic of Ireland international has been on the books at Celtic for his whole career to date but saw his game time with the Hoops dry up in this campaign under Brendan Rodgers.

He remains under contract with the Glasgow giants though and is due to return to his parent club this summer.

west brom
Image courtesy of: ALEX MORTON/REUTERS.

The Scottish Premiership table toppers will have a decision to make regarding the player’s long-term future.

For now though, his focus will be on keeping up his form with West Brom.

Carlos Corberan’s side are doing well at the moment and beat Bristol City 2-0 at home in their last outing before the international break.

The Baggies are sat in 5th place in the table and are eight points inside the play-offs with eight fixtures left to play this term.

Next up for the Midlands outfit is an away trip to Millwall on Good Friday. They then lock horns with Watford at the Hawthorns on Easter Monday.

Previous Article
, 3 Leeds United players capable of stepping up to the Premier League in the future

3 Leeds United players capable of stepping up to the Premier League in the future

Next Article
, Opinion: Ipswich Town need to keep hold of 2021 signing, contract up this summer

Opinion: Ipswich Town need to keep hold of 2021 signing, contract up this summer

Related Posts