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Chris Sutton has raved about the quality of Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor

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Chris Sutton has raved about the quality of Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor

Chris Sutton has claimed that Celtic’s Callum McGregor has looked back to his best in recent times and labelled him a brilliant player.

The 26-year-old has been a key figure at Parkhead during recent seasons and that has continued under manager Neil Lennon this campaign.

He’s played 18 games across all competitions already this season and helped his team record a 2-0 victory against CFR Cluj on Thursday in the Europa League group stages.

McGregor has been at the heart of Lennon’s side so far this campaign, who have made an excellent start to the Europa League and are also looking formidable in domestic competitions.

The central midfielder has been directly involved in four goals this season and those numbers should rise.


Pundit Sutton explained that the sheer volume of games played by him started to take its tole and he did play 59 games last season, but feels he’s now thriving at his peak once again.

“McGregor is an absolute phenomenon. His talent is one thing but his durability is quite another,” Sutton wrote in the Daily Record.

“The midfielder was really back to his brilliant best against Cluj. All aspects of his game were spot on. The ball retention was superb, the touch was there. The vision and weight of pass to put Boli Bolingoli away at the opener was exquisite and he also did the dirty work.

“There is one man who can knit them all together better than anyone and it’s McGregor. If he stays in his current vein of form over the next few months, Celtic are going to have another huge season.”

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TBR’s View:

McGregor is often the unsung hero in the centre of the park for Celtic and they really miss him whenever he’s absent, which has been rare in recent seasons.

The Scotland international has real composure to his game whenever in possession and can dictate play on the ball.

But his overall tenacity and work-rate in the midfield to cover so much ground really helps set him apart.

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