Brendan Rodgers praises Callum McGregor

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

Callum McGregor recently signed a new contract with Celtic.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to Herald Scotland that he has been impressed with the versatility of Callum McGregor.

McGregor has been on the books of Celtic since 2001 and recently signed a new contract with the Glasgow giants until the summer of 2021.

The former Scotland Under-21 international has established himself as an important player for the Hoops.

The 24-year-old is a very versatile footballer who can operate in a variety of different positions across defence and in midfield.

Celtic manager Rodgers has spoken highly of McGregor and has praised his versatility.

Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor of Celtic  celebrate during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“He’s a player who can play in every position,” Rodgers told Herald Scotland about McGregor. “He’s a seven or eight out of ten in any position.

“You need players with an understanding of the game and he has that. I’ve seen his confidence grow.

"He contributed in the big games. Wherever I ask him to play and how often I ask him to play he’s always there for us.

“He never misses training, available for every game. He can play wide inside or as a number 10 and does a great job.”

Callum McGregor of Celtic challenges Ash Taylor of Aberdeen for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Celtic have made a strong start to the 2017-18 Scottish Premiership campaign and are the favourites to win the league title.

The Bhoys are at the top of the league table at the moment with 13 points from five matches, level on points with second-placed Aberdeen.

The Glasgow giants will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Ross County at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

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