Celtic captain Scott Brown has paid tribute to the duo of James Forrest and Callum McGregor and the consistency they have shown the Celtic View reports.
McGregor and Forrest have been two of the key men in both Celtic’s nine titles in a row and the unprecedented ‘treble treble’.
Brown has hailed the contribution made by the duo, who between them have won 32 domestic honours for the club.
“We need for as long as we possibly can”
“These guys are Celtic…these are the special people that we need for as long as we possibly can. These guys are incredible, and James and Cal in particular, have been exceptional for the last five, six, seven years. They want to be here, and they want to win the silverware” Brown said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 9, Page 12).
The form that the duo have shown during Celtic’s trophy haul has been remarkable. Forrest in particular, seems to have got better as he has got older. That was proven when he was named as Scotland’s player of the year for season 2018-19.
As for McGregor, he makes Celtic tick. As recently as last week’s 3-2 win over Livingston, he grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck with a goal and an assist to help the Hoops claim the three points.
Remarkable number of games played
The sheer number of games he plays is remarkable. It should not be forgotten that BBC Sport reported that halfway through last season McGregor has played more minutes than any other player in world football. That is a tribute to his consistency and fitness.
Now onto Brown’s comments about the player’s futures at Celtic, and the desire to have the duo remain at the club ‘for as long as we possibly can’.
It is no wonder Brown wants the duo to stay. Celtic would be a much poorer team without them. It would be odd seeing a Celtic team without Forrest and McGregor in it. Just like it will be when Brown is no longer at Celtic.
If any of the players were to leave, McGregor is probably the most likely. He has been linked with a move to Leicester City in the past. The Scottish Sun reported in February that the Premier League club were preparing a £25m bid. Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet.
Hopefully the duo will receive more accolades at Celtic Park for a while to come. Starting with helping the Hoops win that 10th league title in a row.
In other news, Ally McCoist thinks Lawrence Shankland could do a job for Celtic.