Celtic youngster Callum McGregor reminds Deila what he can do with great U20 performance

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A Celtic player who has barely featured for the senior side recently shone for the young Hoops this week.

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor may have just played his way back into contention for more first-team chances after an impressive performance for the young Hoops on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old has been consigned to the substitutes’ bench at best in recent times, despite playing a string of games earlier in the campaign.

But after playing just 21 minutes of senior football in the last two months, he sent a message to Celtic manager Ronny Deila when he turned out for the club’s under-20 side.

McGregor scored the final goal in a 3-2 win against Hibernian after his side had twice been pegged back.

The Celtic youngster also set up a number of chances for his teammates and played in Darnell Fisher who went on to set up Joe Thomson for his side’s second.

Time and again McGregor caused problems for the opponents, his eye for a pass clear for all to see; and his free-kick winner will not have gone unnoticed at Celtic Park.

It remains to be seen if McGregor will get the chance to add to his 30 appearances this season having been used so sparingly since the turn of the year, but this performance certainly did his chances no harm at all.

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