Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor believes that he is in the best form of his career, which can only be a good thing for the Hoops as they aim to complete a second successive domestic treble.
The 24-year-old has been pivotal for the Bhoys in recent weeks, scoring the opening goal in the 2-1 win over Hamilton, and the all important second goal in the 4-0 Scottish Cup triumph over Rangers.
As quoted by the club’s official Twitter account, McGregor feels that he has never played better than this.
“In terms of performance level and my goal return and assists, I would say this is the best form I’ve had at Celtic” he said.
🗣️ CM: "In terms of performance level and my goal return and assists, I would say this is the best form I’ve had at Celtic."#HIBCEL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 19, 2018
The stats would back that up, as this season McGregor has eight assists and 10 goals in 49 appearances, which is an excellent record for a player who has at times has to fill in at left-back and has played in a variety of positions.
Football Insider verdict
McGregor has become a very important part of the Hoops squad this season, and is almost always one of the first names on the Hoops team-sheet. His ability to play in so many positions obviously impressed Brendan Rodgers, but his best role is a box to box midfield, waiting to pounce on a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area – like he did to great effect in the recent Scottish Cup win over Rangers. He probably isn’t a left-back though, and should only be used there in case of an emergency, but other than that he has been excellent for the Hoops this season and could be a mainstay of the team for years to come.
In other Celtic news, Andy Walker has tipped two Hoops players to be on the POTY shortlist