Could Ewan Henderson be Celtic’s next first-team breakthrough star?
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Could Ewan Henderson be Celtic's next first-team breakthrough star?

Mikey Johnston’s rapid rise to first-team stardom has underlined just how impressive Celtic’s academy set-up has been in recent years.

Johnston is the latest in a long line of Celtic starlets to break into the first-team and impress.

The 19-year-old was given his chance in midweek when Odsonne Edouard went off injured.

And he took it with both hands, scoring his first senior goal in his 16th game with a stunning long-range strike.

The Scotland under-21 international then followed that up with a brace against Dundee at the weekend.

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Johnston could be in line for an extended stay in the Celtic side, joining fellow academy graduates Anthony Ralston, James Forrest, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor in the first-team.

And he could be followed by Ewan Henderson, who will hope to be next in the Celtic production line.

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The 18-year-old midfielder has already made his first-team debut, featuring against Kilmarnock last May.

Celtic fans may be more familiar with his brother – Liam Henderson – who now plays in Italy after deciding to pursue a career away from Scotland.

And there is real hope that Ewan can take his career further at Celtic, unlike his older brother.

The Scotland youth international has been a regular for Celtic’s youth sides and is standing out at that level.

After impressing in pre-season, Henderson’s next step will be getting in the first-team and proving he belongs there.

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