Callum McGregor names the former Celtic hero he would loved to have played alongside

By Lewis Laird

July 29, 2022

Celtic captain Callum McGregor has named Tommy Burns as the ex-Hoops great he would have loved to play alongside.

The 29-year-old midfielder has become a crucial contributor in the middle of the park under several Celtic managers across the last few years.

Under Ange Postecoglou, the Scotland internationalist has continued to thrive and was handed the captaincy duty by the 56-year-old.

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Since taking the armband, McGregor has continued his impressive improvements as a player and followed in the footsteps of Bhoys captains of the past, lifting a league and cup double last season.

Taking part in a question and answer session earlier today, supporters were given the chance to pitch a question to the popular Celtic figure.

As always, the Parkhead faithful delivered in asking the academy graduate a series of entertaining and interesting questions.

One of which being, if you could play alongside any former Celtic hero, who would Callum McGregor choose?

I am sure the Hoops support would be able to round off plenty of names from the past that they would have loved to have seen the classy midfielder play with in the centre of the park.

But, there is no doubting that McGregor picked a fantastic answer, stating he wished he had the opportunity to play alongside the ‘genius’ that was Tommy Burns.

Having come through the Lennoxtown academy, McGregor will have his links to Burns and will have spent time working under the legendary Celtic figure.

Any Celtic fan, young or old, is well aware of the character that Tommy Burns was. You will not find a single bad word to be said out there about the former Hoops player, coach and manager.

Personally, as a supporter from a younger generation, I haven’t been lucky enough to see Burns in action from his days as a player.

But, from stories passed down through generations of Celtic fans, there is no doubting that it would have been incredible to see these two play in midfield together.

Tommy Burns will live in the minds of the Celtic fans forever, and for all the right reasons on and off the pitch.

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