Pat Bonner hails Callum McGregor as Celtic go top of the league

By John Reid

September 19, 2020

BBC pundit Pat Bonner has no doubt about who was Celtic’s star man against Livingston – midfielder Callum McGregor.

McGregor scored Celtic’s first and helped to set up the second goal as Neil Lennon’s side went top of the league after a 3-2 win at Celtic Park.

Bonner was enthusiastic about how McGregor inspired the Hoops to get back on top of the game.

“Callum McGregor was the one driving them on, and he’s been involved in both goals” Bonner said (BBC Scottish Premiership 19/09/20, 15:57).

Callum McGregor scores for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McGregor’s goal which levelled the game at 1-1 was hailed by fellow BBC pundit Billy Dodds, who thought it was a superb strike.

“Sweet as a nut”

“The strike from McGregor is sweet as a nut. He hits across it right into the top corner” Dodds enthused (BBC Scottish Premiership, 19/09/20, 15:23).

McGregor has been one of Celtic’s best performers this season. He has been the measure of consistency as he helps the Hoops tick along.

All that is good about his game was summed up in his involvement in Ryan Christie’s goal which put the Hoops 2-1 ahead.

Callum McGregor reacts after his goal against Livingston (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He spotted the run of Greg Taylor on the wing. McGregor then threaded a pass into his path which gave Taylor plenty of space to run in to.

Taylor then had plenty of time to pass the ball into the box. Christie was on hand to put the ball into the net.

Hasn’t been out of side so far this season

Celtic boss Neil Lennon might have made some changes at times this season. However, one player who has not been taken out of the side at any time is McGregor.

That shows how important he has been to Celtic this season. He is going to be a massive player for Celtic this season, and in the quest for both 10 in a row and a good Europa League run McGregor will be one of the first names on the Celtic team sheet. He is undeniably a modern day Celtic great.

In other news, Celtic fans have praised Albian Ajeti’s display against Livingston.