Photo Of The Day: Throwback To International Stars In Their Notts County Days

Today’s photo of the day comes in the wake of Scotland’s commendable 0-0 draw with England at Wembley last night. Callum McGregor looked back to his best, excelling for the Tartan Army and more than playing his part in the result. Meanwhile, Jack Grealish was brought on as a second half substitute for England and many felt he should have started the game. In other words, both players are phenomenal midfielders at the highest level for club and country.

It is remarkable to think that McGregor and Grealish played together at Notts County in 2013. The former was on loan from Celtic, whilst the latter had been loaned out from his boyhood heroes Aston Villa. Both players had the talent and ambition to play at a higher level but were given a great education when serving their apprenticeship at Meadow Lane.

The above photo was taken at a time when McGregor was yet to make a senior appearance for Celtic and Grealish played his international football for the Irish U21 team! It is great to see how the pair have progressed and let’s hope that McGregor can maintain his fine form in a Celtic shirt next season, where he will have a big role to play now that Scott Brown has moved on.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.


  1. I’ve read that County fans reckon it was the best midfield pairing they’d ever had.