Callum McGregor was missing from another Celtic game on Sunday afternoon, the Celtic captain missing out as the Hoops fell to a frustrating 1-0 defeat.

The bhoys didn’t manage to get into any sort of rhythm and Callum’s injury has highlighted how threadbare our squad is at the moment.

There has been a lot of turnover but as a squad, we’re very light.

Callum missed the Real Betis game on Thursday and some expected him back against Livingston but Ange Postecoglou revealed the midfielder was close to making it for Sunday’s game but was wary of rushing McGregor back given there is a long season ahead.

Speaking to Radio Scotland [14:17] Ange said:

 “He’s always been the kind of player that really gives everything day in, day out – a model pro on and off the pitch.

“He has all the trademarks of being a great leader but he’s only beginning that journey now.

“He’s working hard, he was close today but we’ve got to be careful, it’s a long season with a lot of games ahead.

“We’re pretty confident he’ll be ready for Thursday night, it’ll be great to get him back.”

At least we don’t have to do without Cal for much longer. He is the anchor in midfield and drives the team forward when things aren’t going well.

There’s no room for error after Celtic’s defeat against Livingston. Three of our four next SPFL games are away from home and we need to start getting points on the board or we’ll fall well behind.


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