Livingston captain Marvin Bartley believes Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is the best all-round footballer in Scotland, The Scottish Sun reports.

McGregor is coming off the back of another stellar campaign in green and white.

Starting 51 of Celtic’s 53 matches in all competitions throughout 2019/20, nobody featured for Neil Lennon more.


That’s in keeping with prior seasons, with McGregor now often topping our iron man list of most minutes played.

Now, one of the Premiership’s skippers has weighed in with an awe-struck verdict of the tireless Scotland international.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Bartley said: “Callum McGregor at Celtic for me is an all-round midfielder, absolutely fantastic with everything he does.

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“He’s not the sort of player on the pitch to be mouthing off to you, he just gets on with his job. One minute he’s there and the next minute he’s gone.

“He can do a bit of everything, he can play as a number eight or 10, for me he is the most complete central midfielder in this country. I think he is a fantastic player and I always sing his praises.

“I’m still learning and I like to watch him play, he’s younger than me and that’s probably the best accolade I can give him; I think he’s fantastic as an all-round player.”

Callum McGregor takes his penalty against St Mirren

Callum McGregor scoring for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McGregor will certainly be amongst the contenders for Celtic’s player of the season award, which is voted on by supporters.

He may not be as headline-grabbing as Odsonne Edouard and his goalscoring heroics but it’s undeniable he’s become one of the most crucial cogs in the Celtic machine.

With 13 goals and 10 assists, it’s not as if he’s been a slouch in terms of direct goal contribution either.

Having signed a new five-year deal last November after reported transfer interest, we can look forward to his output for plenty more seasons to come.

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