Neil Lennon praises Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor

Neil Lennon Former Celtic manager at the Scottish Premiership Match between Celtic and Inverness Caley Thistle at Celtic Park on May 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Callum McGregor is an important player for Celtic.

Callum McGregor of Celtic, Daniel Parejo of Valencia during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Valencia FC and Celtic at Estadio Mestalla stadium on February 21,...

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has spoken highly of central midfielder Callum McGregor to The Telegraph.

Lennon has outlined the progress that McGregor has made in the past few years since he had the Scotland international in his first spell as Celtic manager.

Lennon told The Telegraph about McGregor: “He was only a boy when I first saw him. He then went and had a great spell at Notts County. It’s all down to himself, his hard work and his mindset.

“He’s another big-game player. He thrives in those occasions and you can play him in a number of positions as well. It doesn’t faze him. He has real intelligence as a footballer and physically he’s a really good specimen now as well.

“He’s not even at his peak yet. He’s got another four, five, six really good years in him. I’m delighted with him.”

Kangin Lee of Valencia competes for the ball with Callum McGregor of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Valencia v Celtic at Estadio Mestalla on...

Progressing at Celtic

McGregor has progressed well at Celtic in recent years, especially under Lennon’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

Under the former Liverpool manager, who is now in charge of Premier League club Leicester City, the 25-year-old has been superb, and there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in his position.

McGregor has made 25 starts and one substitute appearance in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic so far this season, scoring three goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Celtic have already won the Scottish League Cup this season, and the Glasgow giants have also progressed to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup and are firm favourites to clinch the Scottish Premiership title yet again this campaign.

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic acknowledges the fans following the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in Edinburgh,...

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