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Impressive Celtic man sheds light on rather distant manager relationship

While Saturday’s draw with Hibs was relatively frustrating, the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern did end the weekend on a very positive note. 

Indeed, the Bhoys in the bar are absolutely delighted with Callum McGregor’s inclusion in the Scotland squad at long last, after some impressive performances in green and white for the best part of a year.

His lack of international recognition despite his strong performances domestically had become a running joke amongst our resident Hoops, so the fact he’s finally able to step back into the national squad, over three years since his last call-up, has been greeted with applause.

Speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times about his call-up, the 24-year-old has revealed he hasn’t actually spoken to Gordon Strachan SINCE his last one in August 2014, upon his initial breakthrough in Celtic’s first-team squad.

“I actually haven’t spoken to Gordon Strachan since I was last in the Scotland squad”, he said.

“It has just been up to me to go away and concentrate on my football with Celtic and do everything I can to play well. I wanted to be in the Champions League this season, to try and play there and make a contribution in that kind of environment.

Strachan’s dealing with McGregor has never been truly supported by the Celtic fans in our bar, but the fact they seemingly haven’t even spoken has annoyed the Bhoys.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Strachan does seem to have a strange way of dealing with players on the periphery of the Scotland squad. It took so long for Leigh Griffiths to oust Chris Martin as Scotland’s first choice striker, something very hard to believe right now.

Hopefully for McGregor, he can impress in these World Cup qualifiers.


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