Why Celtic should loan out struggling Callum McGregor in the coming weeks

Celtic Parkhead

Celtic should allow Callum McGregor to go out on loan to help him regain his form.

Celtic may find that allowing Callum McGregor to move on loan is the answer to the youngster's current decline in form.

The 21-year-old spent last campaign on a temporary spell with Notts County, where he impressed enough to force his way into the Bhoys' starting line-up at the beginning of the season.

Ronny Deila placed a great amount of faith in McGregor and he paid his manager back initially - putting in a number of eye-catching displays to increase the excitement surrounding his potential. 

However, McGregor's form recently has been a cause for concern. The attacking midfielder has looked a shadow of the exuberant starlet that burst onto the scene and he seems to have lost his way somewhat. 

McGregor has not scored for the club since the middle of October - after netting five goals in the early months of the season - and the pressure is mounting on him to increase the influence that he has on matches at Parkhead. 

For a player of such inexperience it is a demanding environment to be trying to turn his form around in - and Celtic may be better off looking to loan him out to help him regain some much-needed confidence.

McGregor has already proven a hit in the lower leagues and, if he was placed up for grabs, there could be no shortage of suitors in England's lower tiers to take him.

That could be a move which benefits all parties and Celtic would be wise to consider it over the coming weeks. 

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