Looking at the squad at the beginning of the summer, it is fair to say it would be tough for Celtic fans to pick out many leaders within the group of players.

Leadership appeared to be a real issue for the squad last season, both on and off the park, despite still having Scott Brown who’s time at the club was coming to an end after a 14-year stay.

Ultimately, it just looks like the previous squad came to the end of its cycle after so much success, which was the reason for that lack of leadership.

So, it was crucial when Ange Postecoglou came to the club, he found some leaders or his own, who could be fundamental driving forces of what he wanted to get across on the park.

As quoted by the Herald, Postecoglou named captain Callum McGregor and Joe Hart as the two real driving forces in the side, who also add experience in key situations.

“All you can do is look at the outcomes and the way we’re seeing out games.

“Callum and Joe Hart, the really experienced boys, are big on just driving the lads and telling them that’s the expectations around this football club.

“That’s a positive thing. It’s not me driving it; it’s the players themselves. They want to get rewards for their hard work. They understand the expectations for us; there are no excuses for us.

“From that point of view, you’d rather win much more comfortably. But even winning 1-0, I still think, instils belief in them.”

Since being unveiled as the official club captain, McGregor has come on leaps and bounds, stepping into that captaincy role, and it is now evident to see on a weekly basis on the park.

There is also no doubting the role which Joe Hart has to play after joining from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

The former England internationalist is seen barking instructions to his teammates for the entire 90 minutes and has been crucial for the side under Ange so far this campaign.

It is great to hear that both these players are making a massive difference in the side, and long may it continue through a massive period of fixtures for the Hoops.


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