Celtic star Callum McGregor has finally been handed a long-awaited call-up to the Scotland National Team by boss Gordon Strachan.
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— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) October 1, 2017
McGregor had been tipped for international recognition for months after storming performances for Celtic during their unbeaten domestic run.
The midfielder was in dynamite form just this weekend, netting a double against Hibernian to rescue a 2-2 draw at Celtic Park. He’s already onto six goals for the season and that kind of goal threat could prove vital to Scotland.
The circumstances of his addition aren’t quite ideal, with injuries to his Hoops teammates Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown forcing Strachan to finally make the call.
However, that shouldn’t take anything away from being added to the squad and it’ll now be interesting to see whether he starts against Slovakia or Slovenia in the upcoming crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Celtic fans are delighted he’s been given the chance, many feeling the decision has been taken far too late, and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
About time callum mcgregor was called up ??
— Shaun (@Soapy1998) October 1, 2017
Well deserved call up for Callum Mcgregor. I wasn't his greatest fan but he's won me over
— Joseph (@josephduffy81) October 1, 2017
Correct decision made way, way too late.
— Gastro Celtic (@Gastro_Celtic) October 1, 2017
We need an attacking threat from midfield. Glad the management have seen sense.
— CC ? (@celticchampionz) October 1, 2017
Outrageous that it has to take injuries for him to get a call up. Been consistently good for last couple of seasons.
— Liam Jackson (@Liam_Jackson85) October 1, 2017
About time. Show everyone what you’ve got Callum!
— David Rose (@drosejr) October 1, 2017
Not good enough the first time around? If I was McGregor I’d tell Strachan to shove it!! Well deserved Calum, keep it up ???
— Jacko (@RyanJackson_21) October 1, 2017
— Ryan Millar (@RyanRmillar) October 1, 2017