Celtic quartet must regroup after Scotland failings

By Hamish Carton

September 10, 2019

The Celtic quartet involved with the Scotland setup over the past week may have suffered a couple of damaging defeats, but they must look to get over it quickly.

Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and James Forrest all played a part in at least one of the national team’s recent games while new signing Greg Taylor was an unused substitute in both the Russia and Belgium clashes.

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Other Celtic stars like Mikey Johnston and Leigh Griffiths were snubbed from the squad and Neil Lennon may be pretty glad in retrospect.

Scotland defeats can’t be allowed to affect Celtic

It can’t be easy to lose a match at home by 4 goals to nil, no matter the level of the opposition. Scotland were taught a footballing lesson by Roberto Martinez’s slick Belgians who turned it on when they wanted to and registered an emphatic scoreline.


McGregor and Christie both started the match but were withdrawn near the end after chasing shadows for the majority of the occasion. Forrest was equally as quiet a few days earlier against Russia and the only blessing for all three will be that they’ve not picked up injuries.

Hopefully they are able to put the national team disappointment to one side and get back to playing with a smile on their face for Celtic – starting against Hamilton Accies on Saturday. We have built up a good bit of momentum in recent weeks and much of it has been centered around the above players. When they play well, Celtic tend to play well.

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Lennon may have to pick them up a little in the coming days. But by the time Saturday morning comes they should all be ready, and raring to go.