Callum McGregor’s in goalscoring groove ahead of Hampden Final

Callum McGregor scored at the weekend and the club Captain made it two goals in our last two games against Aberdeen now. Having just returned from injury on 17 December, the skipper exceeded all expectations after sustaining a nasty knee injury during Champions League duty, to come back early and top it all off with a winning goal.

It was a great strike and one he will remember as crucial even, if we carry on and win another cinch Premiership League title. There’s still a considerable amount of football to be played, yet it is undeniable that by each passing week and each passing game, that we are ticking down to Two-in-a-row.

Photo Steve Welsh

The midfielder scored another goal that was essential as it got us off the mark at the weekend and up and running as they say. It seems really important at times – particularly at home – that we get that early goal and then the opposition have no choice but to try and come out a bit from their very deep defensive lines and have a go at getting a goal.

Callum is such a sweet striker of the football and has scored a few memorable ones over the years in a Celtic jersey. However, as captain this time around, it must be even sweeter when he gets on the scoresheet for his boyhood club. Having come through the Academy too, just like James Forrest he will understand how unique and special moments like this are.

Aberdeen interim manager Barry Robson arrives prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Aberdeen at on February 18, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His latest one on Saturday afternoon against former Celtic star, Barry Robson and his interim team will no doubt have been just as gratifying to him as the one late on up at Pittodrie before Christmas time. He has been moved back further in the field under Postecoglou, serving as the lynchpin just like his predecessor, Scott Brown, however, he still poses a significant goal-threat regardless of where he plays – such is his wonderful ability.

He spoke to Celtic TV after the game and here’s his thoughts on that one…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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