Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor back on track

By Connor Gordon

September 20, 2019

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor stood out above the rest against Rennes last night.

The Scotland international is proving that he can get back to form despite two poor previous games. Perhaps the only thing missing for him was a well deserved goal.

Nevertheless, fans will be hoping that McGregor makes it two good games in a row against Kilmarnock.

Callum McGregor proving Celtic doubters wrong against Rennes

Some fans will have had McGregor down as the one to drop in place of Olivier Ntcham for the Rennes match.

Callum McGregor in action for Celtic in Europe. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A quiet performance with Scotland coupled with his match against Hamilton Accies didn’t go well. Despite this, McGregor continued his run at holding midfield beside captain Scott Brown.

The 26-year-old was arguably man of the match against the French cup winners. He was all over the littered with quality Rennes midfield who were making it difficult in the middle. He allowed Celtic to get up the pitch as well as calm the battles down…and there were a few.

Winning free kicks in key areas was another positive to go for McGregor.

With Ntcham impressing folk with his substitute appearances, McGregor knows he has competition.

Olivier Ntcham is on the heels of Callum McGregor. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, McGregor lives another day but knows any more slip ups could cost him his place in the team.

Opportunity opens up for a Hoops outcast

One man who will be eyeing a spot back in the first team in Leigh Griffiths.

Vakoun Bayo was wrongly sent off for a second yellow right at the last in yesterday’s clash.

Leigh Griffiths must get his chance in the Europa League. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Griffiths is third choice behind Bayo, but didn’t travel to France due to injury. However, he will be eyeing an appearance next month against Cluj as the Ivorian has to sit out.

Griffiths can finally show the fans and Neil Lennon what they have been missing from the bench.

If he does well then he may climb up the ladder in terms of being second choice.