Kenny suggests Celtic skipper McGregor has 'changed' after confession
Callum McGregor has flourished in his role as Celtic captain – so it was no surprise to see him recently handed the armband for Scotland.
So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 28-year-old Hoops midfielder.
McGregor took the armband after Andy Robertson was subbed off in the 1-0 World Cup qualifier win over Moldova on 4 September.
He was named as the new skipper at Parkhead by Ange Postecoglou after the departure of Scott Brown to Aberdeen in the summer.
And, as quoted by Glasgow Times on 6 September, McGregor admits his new role has changed him.
“It changes you in the sense that you become more responsible for your teammates. You have to set the example for others to follow,” he claimed.
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Kenny insists that it is a huge honour to captain Celtic and Scotland and that McGregor is thriving with the added responsibility.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s an honour to captain your team and your country.
“He is that focal point in the dressing room. I’m sure he has matured a lot quicker as a result.
“Now, he has got to take responsibility for his team and for those younger players. It seems like he has changed in that respect.
“What better honour than to be captain of Celtic and Scotland at the same time? There aren’t too many people who can say that.
“I’m sure it’s something he will relish and buzz off. He’s clearly doing something right.”