Callum McGregor is on course to belatedly become a Celtic superstar

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

The Celtic midfielder is enjoying a fine run under Brendan Rodgers and next season should see him get even better.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Callum McGregor celebrate winning the Scottish Premiership

Celtic have some very talented players in their ranks but at the start of the season few were talking about the versatile Callum McGregor.

However, in his first year under Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers the now-23-year-old has excelled, and his form in the final few weeks of the campaign suggests he is on course to finally fulfil his potential at Celtic Park.

McGregor scored three goals and set up two more in his last five league matches of an all-conquering campaign and if he can hit the ground running next season he will be one of the first names on the team sheet.

After a shaky start to life under Rodgers, McGregor has clearly listened to his inspirational gaffer and forced his way into contention on a regular basis, and while it is a bold statement, he has the potential to belatedly become a Celtic superstar.

Often the talk is about the free-scoring Moussa Dembele and the resurgent Scott Sinclair, but McGregor could prove to be just as important as he reaches his peak in the next  few years.

Celtic's Callum McGregor celebrates scoring their first goal

If he does, much of that will be down to Rodgers, who has coached the best out of a player who can fill holes all over the pitch but whose future looks to be in the centre of the park.

While it remains to be seen if some of Celtic's youth products will succeed long-term McGregor has proved his doubters wrong, and the sky really is the limit for a player who will now be targeting international honours after a somewhat baffling snub.

Celtic's Callum McGregor in action with Rangers' Andy Halliday

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