Celtic feature heavily in SPFL team of the week

By Connor Gordon

February 26, 2020

The Celtic academy can count five of its former graduates as members of this week’s SPFL team of the week.

Callum McGregor, Josh Kerr, Kevin Cawley, Jamie McCart and Robbie Thomson feature in the XI.

All five have taken different journeys since making it out the juggernaut of the academy.

But, where are they all now and why were they in this week’s SPFL team of the week?

Celtic academy graduates in SPFL team of the week

Robbie Thomson

Robbie Thomson playing against Rangers for Queen of the South. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old goalkeeper was part of the impressive Hoops youth set up between 2003 and 2012.

Unfortunately, the club have been blessed with top class stoppers leaving Thomson without a first team appearance.

Now with Raith Rovers, Thomson helped the Kircaldy side maintain their place at the top of League One.

Jamie McCart

The defender’s father is still pretty much a part of the Hoops’ youth set-up despite his son leaving in 2018.

In search of first team football, McCart joined Inverness before moving to St Johnstone in January.

McCart gets his place in the TOTW after the Saints battled to a score draw with Rangers at McDiarmid Park.

Josh Kerr

Josh Kerr in action for Brighton in Premier League 2. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The 22-year-old ambitiously left the Hoops for Brighton also in a hunt for first team football.

He later joined Derry City before coming back to Scotland with Airdrie.

The Diamonds have conceded once in their last five and beat Peterhead 0-2 at the weekend with Kerr standing out.

Kevin Cawley

The attacker is perhaps the lesser known player on the list but he was very much part of the Celtic set-up.

Cawley was a free scoring striker with the Hoops’ reserves before being let go in 2009 to Ayr United.

His Alloa side came back from 4-2 down to draw 4-4 with Morton at the weekend – Cawley scored one and assisted two.

Callum McGregor

Callum McGregor was captain at the weekend against Kilmarnock. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Last weekend’s Hoops skipper walked away with a man of the match award after his stellar performance against Kilmarnock.

Celtic battled from losing an early goal to win the game 3-1 and extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

McGregor was the obvious stand out and put his hat in the ring to be the club’s next captain.