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13th Apr, 2018 | 3:40pm

Celtic doubts over midfielder hand 24-year-old perfect chance to repeat heroics


Celtic could be without key midfielder Stuart Armstrong for Sunday’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final, but his absence could give Callum McGregor the chance to repeat last year’s heroics.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers revealed to the club’s official Twitter account that Armstrong has a calf injury, and is a doubt for the game.

If Armstrong misses out then McGregor seems like the ideal candidate to replace him.

The Scotland international won a place in the hearts of Hoops fans everywhere when he opened the scoring in last year’s semi-final against Rangers, and followed it up a week later with a goal at Ibrox in the Hoops’ memorable 5-1 triumph there.

The 24-year-old has the knack of scoring big goals for the Hoops. most recently he scored the winner in the first leg of the Europa League clash v Zenit, a goal which was all about his ability to get into great positions from midfield.

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His recent strike against Hamilton took his goal tally for the season to nine which is four more than Armstrong, and is a very good return for a box to box midfielder.

His ability to find space and get into good attacking positions could be vital for the Hoops on Sunday, and if he is able to repeat his performances of last year, fans will quickly forget that Armstrong is missing.

In other Celtic news, fans gave their verdict on David Bates leaving Rangers

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