Callum McGregor discusses his hamstring injury ahead of big Celtic week

By John McGinley

September 25, 2021

Callum McGregor is hopeful of returning to Celtic action next week after signing his new five-year deal at the club.

The midfielder has been out of action since being subbed off in the 3-0 win over Ross County at Celtic Park.

He’s already missed matches against Real Betis, Livingston and Raith Rovers. The captain won’t be involved against Dundee United tomorrow either.

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Manager Ange Postecoglou has also previously said there’s an “outside chance” of McGregor making the big European clash at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

The player himself is optimistic, explaining he’s been doing work on the Lennoxtown grass again and is aiming for a return to team training over the coming week.

As quoted by The Daily Record [25/09 print edition, page 68], he said: “It’s getting better, I’m hoping to be fit next week. I’m just stepping it up a little bit on the grass this week.

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“Hopefully there’s no reaction and I’ll be looking to get back in next week at some point, so I’m nearly there.”

It sounds like McGregor will at the very least be available for the massive match away to Aberdeen next Sunday. He’ll be needed for that, so hopefully there are no setbacks.

Celtic’s away form in the Scottish Premiership has been abysmal and there is little room for further error as it stands. We need a result against the Dons, make no mistake.

McGregor knows all about that fixture and would be a huge addition to the middle three.

In other news, Dundee United man blasts Willie Collum ahead of Celtic Park visit; talks up Postecoglou outfit.