Callum McGregor refuses to view the disappointing scoreless draw against Hibs as two points dropped, opting instead for a more positive outlook.

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30th September 2023; Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Scottish Premiership Football, Motherwell versus Celtic; Callum McGregor of Celtic celebrates after Luis Palma of Celtic scores to make t 1-0 to Celtic in the 87th minute

He believes that this hard-fought point may prove to be valuable when the season’s honours are handed out.

James Forrest came tantalizingly close to scoring a winner with a close-range shot that rebounded off the crossbar, with former Parkhead favourite David Marshall rooted to his spot. On a different day, the experienced winger might have converted the opportunity.

This match marked Brendan Rodgers’ fourth attempt to secure a win at Easter Road venue, but his winless streak persisted. The game saw uninspired play from his squad, and they missed a golden opportunity to establish a temporary ten-point lead at the top of the table, it was most definitely a hangover from Europe.

It happened last season too, when Ange Postecoglou’s side lost to St Mirren after their draw to Shakhtar.

Speaking on the result, Callum McGregor said: [Record Sport]

“The tempo of the game wasn’t where we wanted to be in the first-half.

“However, in the last 25 minutes we were probably unlucky not to win, so it’s frustrating and disappointing in terms of the result.

“We hoped to nick it at the end and we pushed to get something. I actually felt the goal was coming. We had really pinned Hibs in and were creating crossing situations.

“We hit the bar from James Forrest, so we had that feeling that we were pushing and they weren’t getting much on the counter-attack. It felt like it was a matter of time.

“But it was one of those days when it wasn’t meant to be.”



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