Under-rated Celtic player unfortunate to miss out on end of season awards
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor can consider himself unfortunate to have missed out on the end of season awards handed out to the best players in Scotland.
He is not amongst the four players nominated for Scottish player of the year – his Hoops team-mates Scott Brown and James Forrest are – and even more damning than that he didn’t win any awards at the club’s own player of the year awards.
The 24-year-old seems to be under-rated by many in Scottish football, including his own fans, but thankfully one man who highly rates McGregor is Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers has picked the player 50 times for the Hoops this season, and he has repaid the manager’s faith by scoring 10 goals, including some very important ones, such as the winner in the Europa League against Zenit, and a goal against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
One Hoops fan on Twitter has pointed out McGregor’s importance to the team by revealing that he has scored in five different competitions for the Bhoys this season, which is a remarkable achievement.
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Can’t believe Callum McGregor isn’t nominated for PFA player of the year, Should be on that ahead Forrest, McGinn and Boyd. Stepped up to the plate in our biggest games, scored against Bayern and Zenit, Only Celtic player to score in 5 competitions this season.
— donn. (@1967_dxnn) April 25, 2018
One positive aspect of McGregor staying under the radar is that it makes clubs less likely to swoop in and make a move for him in the transfer market – although now that he plays for Scotland he is more well known.
You wouldn’t bet against McGregor keeping up his knack of scoring big goals against Rangers on Sunday, or in next month’s Scottish Cup Final, that is just the kind of player he is.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has a selection dilemma on Sunday