Celtic: Podcaster makes claim about Callum McGregor

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Celtic podcaster John McGinley has recently made a claim about Callum McGregor and had words of praise for the Scottish midfielder.

McGinley was a guest on the latest episode of The Grand Auld Podcast and the panel discussed many issues involving the Hoops, including the club’s recent 3-2 win over Livingston, with McGinley singling out McGregor to heap praise on the Scotsman. He also talked about how important a player he can be for Celtic in the future.

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McGregor had scored a goal for the Bhoys in the club’s win over Livingston. Apart from him, Ryan Christie and Albian Ajeti had also scored a goal each in the game (as per BBC Sport).

McGinley believes that McGregor can be ‘key’ for the Bhoys this season and he can be the best possible candidate to step up for the Hoops.

He said: “I’m looking forward to moving on now. I thought the midweek match was a bit of a bore, a bit of a slog against St. Mirren, so it was good to see the team in better form, specifically McGregor – I really thought he drove us on and I think he could be the key this season to getting us playing consistently [and] performing well regularly.

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“Because it is not going to be Scott Brown, so it has to be someone else. McGregor is the best candidate to step up, I think.”

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McGregor, who is valued at £5.4 million (as per Transfermarkt), did impress a lot against Livingston, as, as well as scoring an important goal, he also picked up a rating of 7.78. He was the club’s third-best player in the game – behind only Ajeti and Christie (as per WhoScored).

McGregor came up with the joint-highest tally for key passes in the game (three) and completed one dribble, so, he clearly had a very good game and he certainly deserves the praise from McGinley.

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