Celtic may have now been handed an injury boost for their trip to Australia, with Callum McGregor claiming he is hoping to take part.
The Celtic captain has been speaking on the club’s YouTube channel following their touchdown in Sydney ahead of their friendly games amid the World Cup break.
McGregor has been out of action for over a month after suffering a knee injury back in October, which has seen him miss a large chunk of Celtic’s action.
As a result of his injury, McGregor has only racked up eight appearances in the Scottish Premiership, with his final game before the injury coming against Motherwell where he picked up a straight red card (via Transfermarkt).
However, it seems the Bhoys could be set to welcome their captain back for the remainder of the campaign next month as McGregor looks to integrate his way back into on-field action.
He said: “Hopefully, I’ll be joining in bits of the sessions this week and just kind of progressing the rehab. So it’ll be an important sort of five-six days for me as well. I’m looking forward to getting back on the grass with the boys.”
TIF Thoughts on McGregor’s comments…
It will naturally be a boost to have someone of McGregor’s experience and leadership back for the second half of the season as the Bhoys look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premiership.
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However, it has to be said that Ange Postecoglou’s side have fared extremely well without McGregor, having won every single league game in his absence.
But with such a busy schedule when they return from the World Cup break, having as many players back from injury as possible could be crucial to Celtic’s success, with Postecoglou able to rotate his squad as he pleases to maintain their freshness.