Callum McGregor and Dylan McGeouch played countless games alongside each other in central midfield during their time in Celtic’s youth teams.
While McGregor is now establishing himself as one of the first names on Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic team-mate however, netting five times in seven Scottish Premiership games so far this season, McGeouch was forced to leave Parkhead in order to fulfil his potential.
The 24-year-old swapped Celtic for Hibernian in 2015 and under the guidance of Neil Lennon, who handed McGeouch his professional debut six years ago with The Hoops, the midfielder is starting to show why he was once so highly rated by the Scottish champions.
'Best football of his career'
The former Scotland Under-21 international had arguably his best game in Hibs colours during the 1-0 Edinburgh derby victory over bitter rivals Hearts on Tuesday.
Blessed with natural balance and a velvet touch, Hibs’ peerless playmaker dominated the midfield and was a worthy winner of the Man of the Match award. Consistency has been elusive since McGeouch moved to Easter Road two years ago but the midfielder is now starting to string together a sequence of stand-out displays.
Celtic are understood to be desperate to bring McGeouch’s midfield partner John McGinn to Parkhead in the near future, per the Scottish Sun. But perhaps they should give some thought to giving the Glasgow-born schemer a second chance in green and white.
“Dylan has had his injury problems but he seems to have those sorted and now he is playing fantastic football. He has always been a real talent and we are starting to see the fruits of what he is really capable of,” Lennon told Deadline Day News.
“In the last three or four games he has been playing the best football of his career.”
Food for thought, then, for Celtic.