Celtic need to look after their own interests and withdraw Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney from the latest Scotland Squad.

Boss Alex McLeish named the Celtic duo in his squad for the upcoming matches against Kazakhstan and San Marino.

However, McGregor has yet to make his comeback from injury at Celtic yet. Tierney also has only just returned from a hip injury that kept him out for two months.

The Celtic pair an invaluable to their club. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The duo are part of the five-strong Celtic contingent in the Scotland Squad announced on Tuesday.

Oliver Burke, Scott Bain and James Forrest complete the Celtic presence in the national squad. Those three should go on and play for the country in the double header.

However, Celtic need to be pragmatic and withdraw the returning McGregor and Tierney from the squad.

The Bhoys need them for their tilt at an unprecedented treble treble.

McGregor and Tierney have been permanent fixtures for Scotland in recent times.(Photo credit JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Tierney only made his return from injury against Motherwell last month.


McGregor hasn’t played since the second leg against Valencia in the Europa League. The Daily Record reported that Celtic were sweating over the fitness of their star man.

Celtic fans will be encouraged that McGregor has been deemed fit enough to be included in the squad.

However, both he and Tierney should use the international break to recover in time for Celtic’s crucial derby against Rangers.

Scotland should be able to get by without the Celtic pair. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rest and Recover

Scotland won’t need the services of McGregor and Tierney to be able to get positive results against both Kazakhstan and San Marino.

Although they would be better served with the pair in the side, Celtic’s need is greater than Scotland’s at this time.

The Bhoys should withdraw the pair and make sure their fit for Celtic’s title push and Scottish Cup semi final.

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