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Celtic’s Callum McGregor hasn’t started every game for the Bhoys recently, but one game he should start is the upcoming Old Firm derby clash against Rangers at Ibrox.

The 24-year-old Scottish international has the ability of coming up with big goals in big games, which is why he will be in manager Brendan Rodgers’ thoughts for the match.

The midfield battle that will be define the game will need grafters rather than flare players, and that should suit McGregor to a tee.

He would be more effective in the game than Tom Rogic, who has recently returned from injury and has found it difficult to get going since his return.

He will also be more effective in the defensive side of the game, as he is primarily a box to box midfielder, whereas Rogic is more suited to an attacking midfield role.

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McGregor scored in two consecutive Old Firm matches last season, and more recently popped up with the winner against Zenit in the Europa League last 32 clash.

He is a player that the manager trusts, which is why he has started in most of the Bhoys’ bigger games this season.

Old Firm derbies are all about winners, and McGregor certainly has experienced great moments in the fixture, which is why he must get the nod as the Bhoys look to all but clinch their seventh consecutive league title.

In other Celtic news, Dermot Gallagher has delivered his verdict on a controversial penalty awarded to the Hoops

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