Delight as Callum McGregor replaces Scott Brown as Celtic Captain

Congratulations to Callum McGregor who today was named as the new Celtic club captain, replacing Scott Brown who left the club in May to join Aberdeen.

The appointment puts to bed the clickbait stories last week made by various sites that McGregor was seeking an exit from the club, fancying his chances of making an impression on the English Premier League. That though was always without foundation and the news confirmed by Celtic today puts that nonsense to bed once and for all.

A short statement from Celtic conformed the decision by Ange Postecoglou to select Callum McGregor as his leader on the park by being the club captain.

Photo by Stuart Wallace

The Celtic statement reads as follows:

Callum McGregor is the new Celtic captain, and will be Ange Postecoglou’s leader on the park as a new era kicks off for the club.

The 28-year-old midfielder has come through the Celtic Youth Academy system, and after a season on loan with Notts County, made his first-team debut for the Hoops on July 15, 2014 in a UEFA Champions League qualifier against KR Reykjavik in Iceland, when he scored the only goal of the game.

He has gone on to make 326 appearances, scoring 53 goals, and he’s won 14 trophies – six league titles, four Scottish Cups and four League Cups.

He has also been capped 34 times by Scotland, scoring one goal – in the recent European Championship against Croatia when he was one of Scotland’s most impressive performers.

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