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Celtic youngster heaps praise on new strike duo

Callum McGregor says that he is excited by the arrivals of Stefan Scepovic and John Guidetti at Celtic.

Stefan Scepovic and John Guidetti have been backed to be a success at Celtic, by youngster Callum McGregor. 

The Bhoys winger, who has emerged as one of the most exciting prospects to come through at Parkhead in some time, believes that Scepovic and Guidetti offer a new dimension to the Scottish champions' attack. 

Scepovic and Guidetti both arrived in the previous transfer window and have already made their debuts for Ronny Deila's side, and McGregor has clearly already been impressed by the new recruits.

Competition is important so you don’t rest on previous performances or previous seasons", McGregor told Celtic View.

"It’s vital at a club like this. It’s important that you push yourself every day and that will come naturally now with the new boys coming in.

"They will be looking for places but the boys that have the jerseys will be looking to keep them, so there will be healthy competition for places.

"I think the strikers are two different types from what we have here so it gives us a different option and a different dimension and I’m looking forward to them coming in."

Of all the players brought in over the summer it is Guidetti's that has caught the attention of the Celtic fans the most.

The striker, who was brought to the club on loan from Manchester City, has already been given the number nine shirt and he will be expected to fire the goals to allow them to compete in Europe and domestically.

Although Celtic are likely to win the Scottish Premiership with relative ease, their European campaign has already been disappointing, after dropping out of the Champions League in qualifying, and the side will now be looking to ensure that they progress as far as possible in the Europa League. 

If they are to achieve anything in the competition, it will be crucial that Guidetti hits the form that made him one of the most highly regarded youngsters across Europe at one time.

Although his career has rather stagnated since, with a series of loan-moves failing to work out, the Swede has a lot of talent and there is a hope that he can progress north of the border. 

If he does it will be to the delight to Celtic fans who are in some need a positivity after a disappointing start to the campaign, despite their unbeaten league form. 

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