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'I will be certainly pushing' - Celtic attacker out to impress in pivotal Old Firm clash

Celtic attacking-midfielder Callum McGregor is not only out to get the victory at Ibrox that will clinch the league title but to also keep his place in the Scotland squad.

The 24-year-old knows that recently appointed national team coach Alex McLeish will be watching the game, and he is hoping to impress in the Hoops’ performance at the home of their biggest rivals.

“You are always looking to impress every time you are on the pitch and Sunday is certainly no different” McGregor said, as quoted by BT Sport.

“If you ask any player, to play for their country is a massive honour, I am no different to that.

“I will be certainly pushing to try to be involved.”

McGregor has been in and out of the Hoops side at times this season, but as he usually plays in the big games it seems certain that he will be chosen by Brendan Rodgers for the match at Ibrox.

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McGregor has an excellent record against the Ibrox side, having scored against them in consecutive games last season.

Football Insider verdict

McGregor will be a vital player for the Hoops at Ibrox. He will be tasked with making the runs from midfield that lead to goals, which was illustrated so vividly with the strike he scored in the recent 1-0 Europa League win over Zenit. McGregor’s ability to get into attacking positions is unmatched by most players in Scotland, which means that if he keeps playing for the Hoops there is no doubt that he will be selected for Scotland once more. But before that, there is the matter of the Old Firm derby, and if McGregor has a good game then the chances of the Hoops getting the all important victory will increase hugely.

In other Celtic news, McGregor has had a dig at Joey Barton

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