The Scottish Football Association has announced that Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has been added to the Scotland squad after his impressive performance against Hibernian on Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old helped the Hoops to continue their unbeaten run in all domestic competitions this season and scored both goals against Neil Lennon’s side at Celtic Park.
The game ended 2-2 thanks to McGregor’s equalising goal in the 80th minute of the game which attracted a lot of praise from both his manager and fans.
The Scottish FA announced McGregor’s international call-up on their official Twitter account the day after his performance against Hibs and simply read: “Scotland squad update. In: Callum McGregor’.
SCOTLAND | Squad update
IN: Callum McGregor pic.twitter.com/Smua12ksKW
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) October 1, 2017
McGregor has featured at every age level for Scotland since he joined the Under-15s squad a decade ago but is yet to make his debut with the senior squad.
Scotland will face Slovakia and Slovenia next Thursday and Sunday in the World Cup qualifying rounds and will be desperately seeking a place in the play-offs.
Callum McGregor will be absolutely thrilled to have been called up to the Scotland squad to potentially make his international debut. Less than 24 hours after the game against Hibernian fans were calling for Gordon Strachan to choose the 24-year-old for the World Cup qualifying games. The Scotsman has proved his worth in the Celtic squad and has been praised by Brendan Rodgers continuously for his commitment and attitude which suggest he will have no problems slotting into his international side. The promotion is well deserved.