McAvennie claims spell on sidelines will benefit Callum McGregor

Frank McAvennie has said that the spell on the sidelines will benefit Callum McGregor, even if Celtic miss their skipper. The Celtic captain committed his future to the club in a five-year deal but is currently out with a minor knock. However, the Centenary Final hero McAvennie told Football Insider that he thinks the spell on the sidelines will allow the central midfielder to rest up after a relentless schedule.

“This break will do him good. He hasn’t had a rest for two years. Coming back after three games will do him the world of good.

“I’ve been asking for him to be left out because he has barely missed a game in two years, including games for his country.

“He never gets a break so I know he has an injury but this will do him the world of good. Luckily, the midfield isn’t a problem for the Postecoglou.”

Ismaila Soro and James McCarthy have been deployed in the last three games with McGregor out; however, McCarthy struggled in the defeat to Livi but impressed against Raith Rovers. The Ireland Internationalist assisted Jota’s opener with a pass that went through the Kirkcaldy side’s defensive lines.

Celtic have suffered from a bit of an injury crisis in the last few weeks with key first-team players still out injured. Ange Postecoglou has had to contend with a fair deal since he arrived in the summer but if he has yet had a full complement of players to choose from. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will see this.

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