Paul Robinson has made the big claim that Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is having his best season of his career.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the 26-year-old has outperformed even his own high standards this term.

McGregor was on the scoresheet for the Hoops’ 4-0 win over Motherwell in midweek, making it nine goals and nine assists for the Scotland international so far this season.

And Robinson has been eager to sing his praises after another impressive campaign.

“He’s been good this year,” he told Football Insider. 

“I think he has the same amount of assists as he has goals.

“I think his work rate, his attacking threat that he carries as well, I think he’s been a real outstanding player for them this season.

“He’s been an ever-present for the past three or four seasons at Celtic, but I think this is probably his best season in a Celtic shirt in terms of what he’s doing for the team as a whole.”

McGregor has been a mainstay of Neil Lennon’s plans so far this term, featuring in all 25 of the Hoops’ Scottish Premiership games so far this season, and completing a full 90 minutes on 23 occasions.

The midfielder has been in fine creative form of late too, registering six assists in his last six Premiership matches, including a brace to accompany his goal against Motherwell in midweek.

In other Celtic news, Jackie McNamara believes Hoops stars are struggling with Neil Lennon demands after midweek sighting in Glasgow.