Celtic captain Callum McGregor has insisted that the squad are looking to bounce back from Wednesday nights disappointing draw against St Mirren and finish the year off on a high.

Speaking to the official club website, McGregor admitted that the midweek fixture was a big frustration for himself and the squad.

However, the squad are looking to instantly dust themselves down and not dwell on the result by getting back to winning ways on Sunday as the Hoops travel to Perth to face St Johnstone.

“In football, if you ever need a reminder of what the game can do, that was it the other night – you go from Sunday to that.

“We know exactly where we are as a group and where we want to get to, but there’s still a lot of work to do to get there.

“We can’t get too carried away and focus on the one result. We’ve been winning games for a long time now, and we’ve been consistent over a period of time.

“We’ve been looking like the team we want to be. We want to add a bit of quality to that in the moments we need, but it’s been a good body of work over the period so far, in terms of where we started to where we are.

“We just need to stay calm and stay focused.”

He continued: “We’ll dust ourselves down. It was obviously a disappointing result, but psychologically it doesn’t change anything too much.

“We still want to go out on a high, and then we know how important the games are when we start back.”

In recent weeks, the Hoops have been on brilliant form and the setback on Wednesday night was out of character for this group of players during this good spell.

Sunday is a good opportunity for the squad to show that they can bounce back, with a good victory to see off the year of 2021.

Over the next month or so, they will then be able to rest up after a gruelling period of fixtures in preparation for another spell of crucial fixtures in the second half of the campaign.


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