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Neil Lennon says there is ‘more to come’ from 27-year-old Celtic player, sets goal target

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Neil Lennon says there is ‘more to come’ from 27-year-old Celtic player, sets goal target

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has stated that there is more to come from the club’s midfielder Callum McGregor, who he’s been majorly impressed with in the opening couple of months of the season.

The 27-year-old has continued to be a mainstay in the Bhoys side and he helped the reigning Scottish champions win against Livingston over the weekend to maintain an unbeaten start to the league season.

Lennon has set the central midfielder the target of reaching double figures for goals this campaign and his strike against Livingston was his first of the season.


The Scottish left-footer finished the last season with 13 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions, as well as a further 10 assists.

“His all-round play is brilliant, and this year, he’s getting better and better now, getting himself more and more up to speed as well,” Lennon said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“I think there’s also more to come from him this season. I think he’s got more goals in him and hopefully he can get himself into double figures again this campaign.”

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TBR’s View:

McGregor is at the heartbeat of Celtic’s success in the centre of the park and is an all-action midfielder that is aggressive in his defensive work, but offers plenty going forward as well.

Lennon has mentioned the goalscoring talents of the Scotland international and he certainly can be a real threat going forward, especially when he links up with the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Albian Ajeti.

McGregor has a real licence to go join in with attacks when captain Scott Brown sits deeper in the midfield and adding more goals to his game is certainly an area he can still improve.

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