McGregor relishing Celtic captaincy role

20 July 2021 01:56:24 GMTPlus10

Callum McGregor has been named Celtic club captain by new manager Ange Postecoglou.

The Bhoys are 2.75 to regain the Scottish Premiership crown they lost to Rangers last season.

McGregor has made 326 appearances in his eight seasons with Celtic, scoring 53 goals in the process. His only time away from the club was on loan to Notts County in the 2013-14 season where he scored 14 times in 41 games.

The Scottish midfielder has also turned out 34 times for his nation, scoring his first goal for the Tartan Army against Croatia at Euro 2020.

Celtic finished second in the Scottish Premiership last season on 77 points, 25 points behind their rivals Rangers.

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Postecoglou's new side had won the previous nine titles and were chasing the record of winning ten Scottish first divisions in a row.

Manager Neil Lennon left the club before the end of the season and has recently been replaced by the Australian Postecoglou.

Long time club captain Scott Brown also departed the club, moving to a player-coach role at Aberdeen.

McGregor spoke about being confirmed as his replacement.

"I know I'm following in the footsteps of some great names in the club's history, and I've been able to learn from one of the best in Scott Brown over the past few years," McGregor said.

"I'm delighted that the manager has put his trust in me by giving me the captain's armband. It's a new era for the club and I'm looking forward to playing my part in that."

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