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22nd May, 2017 | 12:51pm

Shattering blow for Celtic key man as he is snubbed by national team

By Aramide Oladipo

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has not been named in Scotland’s squad to face England in the World Cup qualifier next month.

The 23-year-old played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Hearts on the final day of the SPL, a result which meant that Brendan Rodgers’ side finished the season without a single defeat to their name.

McGregor has been an integral part of Celtic’s historic campaign under Rodgers this season as he has made a total of 45 appearances in all competitions and he’s notched up seven goals.

The midfielder has become a fan favourite especially after scoring in two consecutive Old Firm derby victories against Rangers both in the Scottish Cup and the Premier League.

The Scottish FA announced the squad to face England on their official Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

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Despite representing his country at every level as a youngster, Mcgregor has failed to make a single appearance with the national first team and following his recent performances, he must be devastated to see that he’s not been included in the squad.

Celtic players are hugely represented in the squad as Craig Gordan, Keiran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths have all been selected.

England hold the edge over the Scots as Gordan Strachan’s side were beaten 3-0 at Wembley Stadium in the reverse fixture.

In other Celtic news, Joey Barton has questioned the club’s performances as Chris Sutton has issued a passionate response.

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