Callum McGregor outlines why this Celtic star is such an inspiration

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The midfielder hailed the attitude and devotion of Bhoys captain Scott Brown.

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has told the club's official website that he just tries to follow the example of captain Scott Brown every day in training, and hailed the skipper's attitude and devotion to the club.

Brown has been with the Hoops for nine years and has been an integral part of the club's starting XI for almost all of that time, rising to the position of captain six years ago and retaining it ever since.

Though he has struggled with injuries on occasion this season, managing just a single appearance between 25 october and 31 January, he has still featured in 41 matches in all competitions, the third campaign in a row he has played over 40 matches.

McGregor, who has enjoyed a successful second season in the Bhoys first team after his senior breakthrough campaign last term, believes the key to the 30-year-old's consistency is his exceptional devotion on and off the training ground.

The 22-year-old told the club's website: "He shows the great energy, willingness and will to win you need to have at Celtic and play at the top level. Everybody knows Broony has been struggling [with injury] and it’s testament to him that he’s still been out there on a Saturday, running about for the boys and keeping everyone going.

"It just shows what kind of character he is – he wants to play in every game and wants to win. Everyone says it, but he’s a great character. In the changing room he’s always going around people and making sure they are up for the game.

"I look at that and just try and follow that example every day, having that willingness to win and willingness to train hard. I try and take that and implement it in my own game every time I cross the line so I am bang at it."

After this season's eventual triumph, Brown has now led the Bhoys as captain to five consecutive league titles, with this year's championship win being the 10th major trophy he has won in his time at Parkhead.

Celtic face St. Johnstone in their penultimate Scottish Premier League fixture this evening.

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