Celtic fans' praise for Callum McGregor on Sunday was huge and fully deserved

By John McGinley

February 24, 2020

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor delivered a performance of real quality for Neil Lennon on Sunday, standing out as the team’s best player against Kilmarnock.

Named captain for the day due to a Scott Brown injury, the 26-year-old really took the responsibility onto his shoulders to shine as the midfield’s dominant presence throughout the 90 minutes.

It was a timely display too given reported transfer links to Leicester City that were reported yesterday morning (The Scottish Sun).

His afternoon in a Celtic jersey would suggest he is perfectly happy in Glasgow and pushing Lennon’s side towards even more trophies.

With 47 appearances so far this season, all of which have been starts, nobody has played more minutes for the Bhoys so far this season.

Despite those efforts he remains as motivated and fit as ever, coping effortlessly with the demands of the Celtic schedule and physicality of Scottish football.

He put in quite the shift against Kilmarnock, helping dig Celtic out of a one-nil deficit to eventually emerge as 3-1 victors and extend the lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 12 points.

Celtic star Callum McGregor / (Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images)

If Celtic are to go on and deliver nine-in-a-row then the Scotland international will undoubtedly have a massive say.

These fans were delighted by his performance yesterday, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the player’s 90 minutes and his current status at Celtic…