Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has given a reason for why he was enjoying the best goal-scoring season of his Hoops career before the football lockdown started, the official Hoops website reports.

McGregor’s goal against St Mirren in the last game before the lockdown was his 13th strike of the season, the most he has ever scored in a season for Celtic.

He has given some reasons for the improvement in his goalscoring.


Celtic star Callum McGregor

Celtic star Callum McGregor / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

“A lot of it’s down to confidence” he said, as quoted by the official club website.

“You don’t need to think twice”

“You don’t need to think twice about what you’re doing and you capitalise on the opportunities as soon as they pop up. When you’ve played football all your life and you know what type of player you are, then the things that come naturally are always the best options to take” he concluded.

Celtic star Callum McGregor

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

Perhaps Neil Lennon spoke to McGregor about his goalscoring ability during the winter break. Maybe he urged the Hoops star to take more risks in front of goal.

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Was in excellent form before lockdown

That seems to have paid off, as McGregor has scored seven goals since the winter break. Hopefully that good form will continue when football returns, as he is set to be a key player for the Hoops when Celtic starting playing again.

When football does make its way back to British shores, you imagine that McGregor will be desperate to play, and add to his record-breaking goal tally.

Thankfully McGregor is such an experienced player that when football does return you imagine that it won’t take him long to get back to his best.

He is probably enjoying the rest after playing a lot of football in recent years, but that won’t last forever, and he will want to get back on the pitch sooner rather than later.


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