Gordon Strachan makes bold claim about Celtic player after Scotland call up

By Danny Wright

Gordon Strachan has boldly claimed that Callum McGregor put in one of the best displays of any Scottish player during September in Celtic’s 2-2 draw with Hibernian last week.

McGregor, 24, scored a stunning brace which helped the Hoops keep intact their unbeaten run in domestic competitions as they came from behind to draw with Neil Lennon’s Hibs.

The Celtic attacker was called up to the Scotland national squad for the first time in over three years by Strachan a few days ago due to different injury problems.

He was originally left out of the squad – much to the anger of the Bhoys supporters – but Strachan has claimed that there was no way he could leave him out with the injuries he has at the moment and with the form he was in at Parkhead on Saturday.

“He’s playing in a different position all together, he was playing as a wide player in a three up front,” said Strachan when asked about how McGregor has changed since his last Scotland call up, as shown by Sky Sports Scotland on their official Twitter account.

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“He’s changed his position but overall he’s still a good player, you can put him in any position and he’s comfortable on the ball that’s for sure.

“You can say it was probably the best performance, from Callum McGregor and John McGinn, over the last three or four weeks bar Barry Bannan’s.”

McGregor has surprisingly never earned a full international cap for Scotland despite playing for six different youth levels as he rose through the ranks.

His time could come on Thursday though when the Tartan Army plays Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier clash that could see their hopes of playing in Russia next summer ended.

McGregor has been in fine form for Celtic this term, scoring six goals in 15 appearances across all competitions.

In other Celtic news, another senior Hoops player has been dealt with an injury blow.

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