Former Celtic manager explains importance of 22-year-old midfielder

David Hay speaks highly of Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor.

David Hay has explained the importance of midfielder Callum McGregor to the current Celtic side in The Glasgow Evening Times.

The former Celtic midfielder and manager believes that the 22-year-old adds energy and vibrancy to Ronny Deila’s team.

“When you are playing in a wide position it is inevitable that there will be quieter spells in a game where you don’t see so much of the ball, but he has been influential in recent games playing further inside,” Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times about McGregor.

“The way he has been playing in the past few outings will have rekindled his own confidence. He does have something that gives Celtic some vibrancy and energy and that will be required going forward into the last nine games of the season which are not critical as well as the forthcoming William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final.”

McGregor has been on the books of Celtic his entire professional career so far and is rated very highly.

The Scottish youngster will be keen on playing an important role for the Bhoys between now and the end of the season.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 66 points from 29 matches.

The Glasgow giants are just a point ahead of second-placed Aberdeen and have a game in hand.

The Hoops will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Kilmarnock away from home at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Kilmarnock are 11th in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment and are in danger of getting relegated to the Scottish Championship at the end of the season.

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