'You spelled McGregor wrong': Celtic fans react on Twitter as 23-year-old dealt international snub
By Matt Farr
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has been omitted from the latest Scotland senior international squad – and fans on Twitter are shocked.
The Scottish FA announced their confirmed 29-man squad on their official Twitter account on Monday, ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier with England on June 10.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) May 22, 2017
The 23-year-old has been in impressive form for Celtic in recent weeks, having been given a new lease of life under Brendan Rodgers.
McGregor has scored seven goals and supplied 10 assists from 45 appearances in all competitions this term, including four goals and two assists from his last six matches.
However, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has chosen to overlook McGregor’s fine form when picking his senior squad for the upcoming clash with England at the start of next month.
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With as many as six of McGregor’s Parkhead team-mates succeeding in making the cut, Celtic fans chose instead to focus on the glaring omission of the midfielder after such an impressive run of form.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I'm sorry, but why is Callum McGregor not in the squad? Boys been brilliant for months. Surely if John McGinn is in then McGregor should be
— Jed Marr???? (@jedmarr8892) May 22, 2017
Callum McGregor not being in that squad is criminal
— Jordan Larsen (@DanishBacon_) May 22, 2017
No mcgregor what a joke man
— SG (@Shaunscone9) May 22, 2017
you spelled mcgregor wrong
— Kieran Smith (@kieransmith88) May 22, 2017
No McGregor! #strange
— Marc McEwan (@marcmcewan_80) May 22, 2017
No mcgregor ???? deserved a slot IMO
— Graeme Conway (@bigG1888) May 22, 2017
Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths were the Celtic stars that have been granted the opportunity to showcase their talents against England.
McGregor has yet to feature for the senior side, having regularly featured at youth level from the Under 15’s through to the Under 21’s.
But he will have to wait for another opportunity after being left out of the latest Scotland squad by Strachan.