FORMER Scotland star Kevin Gallagher has urged Celtic’s Scottish players to move on from the club or risk stagnating in their career.

Gallagher who played in a World Cup with Scotland believed the likes of Callum McGregor, Kieran Tierney and James Forrest could all progress elsewhere which would hugely benefit the national team.

Speaking after the shocking result in Kazakhstan and the subsequent backlash, Gallagher seemed to target the Celtic bhoys for not doing all they can to get ahead in the game.

The former player cites the plethora of trophies the lads have already won and whether it’s time to cut the chord and look for a new challenge.

Celtic have fantastically talented players who are not always used in the proper manner while on Scotland duty and to try and push them away from the pressure at Celtic where there is a demand to be the best at all times is pretty poor.

Gallagher believed a change of scenery could be the making of them and cites the likes of Lambert and John Collins as blueprints.

“From my playing days, I recall the difference it made when John Collins and Paul Lambert moved to Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.” Gallagher told SunSport.

“Their technique, fitness and understanding improved, and Paul picked up a Champions League winner’s medal, too.

“Going abroad would be hard work. Perhaps players are in a comfort zone and reluctant to experience a different culture, because it’s easy for them when they’re not being tested.

“The Celtic lads, for example. I’m a fan and I’m not pushing anyone away from Parkhead, but they’re about to win the league for the eighth year in a row.

“Is that enough for them?

Is the challenge to win a quadruple Treble or make it ten-in-a-row? Maybe it is.

“But you can’t help but become stagnant playing the same clubs five or six times every season.

“Is six European group games every season or two enough for them? Being tested at another club in a bigger league could be the answer.”

All three men are under lengthy contracts and seem very happy at the club.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Fcuk Gallagher and Scotland. I’m only interested in Scotland, and ultimately he indirectly makes a point Ive been banging on about for years..we as a club need to get out of the SPFL

  2. As long as their all happy getting paid, trained, playing in front of their adoring support. Only one team in Scotland. Why move elsewhere. If they need (Or their wifes or burds need) More money, they can ask for a pay rise. Why indeed?????? Maybe they’ll all do a St Brendan. Doubt it though.

  3. THIS CLOWN SHOULD NO BETTER!! YEAH GOING TO “EGURRRLAND” IN PLAY FOR A CLUB WITH NO AMBITION! OR PLAY FOR A UNIQUE WORLD ICONIC CLUB! REVERED THE WORLD OVER! ONE THE MOST IMPORTANT CLUBS EVER CREATED IN FACT! SO GLAD THIS GUY NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO WEAR OUR FAMOUS JERSEY!(HIS GRANDFATHER BE PROUD THIS PISH! NOT) OH IN mr gallagher! 99 PERCENT OF CELTS DONT CARE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL! AS ITS ALL ABOUT CELTIC FOR US AND ALSO FOR THE WAY OUR CLUB BEEN TREATED IN “BRIGADOON” AND OUR MANY GREAT PLAYERS DOWN THE YEARS ALSO! I HAD THIS PATHETIC SUPPOSED “CELTIC FAN” ON VITAL CELTS CALLING ME A “BIGOT” FOR SAY THIS! UTTER CLOWN THIS GUY “seamus” WAS HIS NAME(PROBABLY THE TOKEN TIM AMONGST A GROUP OF HUNS IN AN OFFICE SOMEWHERE!YOU KNOW THE TYPE) I TRIED TO REPLY BUT IT WOULDNT GO BUT CLOWN SHOE IF YOUR READING THIS GO EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT WHY WE DONT WANT OUR PLAYERS THERE AND WHY NONE OF US EVER REALLY WENT TO “HAMDUMPPP”! TO HEAR ORCS ABUSE CELTIC PLAYERS ALL THROUGH THE 60S, 70S 80, AND 90S ITS ONLY RECENTLY “SHORTBREAD BEEN HIJACKED WITH THE SELF PROCLAIMED “DIDDY TEAMS” FANS ALA OFF THE BALL TYPES!! TELL YOU WHAT kevin! WHY DONT WE JOIN THE ENGLISH SET UP! AS WE SHOULD HAVE DONE YEARS AGO!!AND NOW WITH THE PROVEN CORRUPTION WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED! AS LAST I CHECKED SCOTLAND ONLY COUNTRY TO VOTE TO BE IN UK! SO WE HAD REAL LEADERSHIP WE BE OUT OF BIGOTED SECTARIAN RACIST “BRIGADOON”! GOD SOME PEOPLE REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER! HAIL HAIL TREBLE TREBLE! ON THE WAY AND HOPEFULLY A VISIONARY MANGER ON A PAR WITH THE LAST ONE SO NOT NEIL THAT BE A MASSIVE DOWNGRADE AND PRETTY DEPRESSING AS MOST OF US IF BEING HONEST KNOW

  4. OH gallagher CELTIC PLAYED 16 EUROPEAN GAMES! AS WE DO MOST SEASONS AND EVERY GAME EVERY GAME IS A BIG GAME AND YOU SIR COULDNT HAVE HANDLED THAT! BELIEVE THAT! YOU TALK “COMFORT ZONE” YEAH THAT YOU! AND 90 PERCENT OF PLAYERS IN THE OVER INFLATED TV LEAGUE OF ENGUURRLAND! LIVED IN SYDNEY FOR YEARS AND SAW THESE CLOWNS IN SPORTS BARS LIKE “CHEERS”! AND CELTIC WERE MILE BIGGER THAN ALL OF THEM!! MILES AND THEY KNOW IT!! BELIEVE THAT WE ALSO HAVE MORE FANS IN ENGLAND ITSELF THAN MANY OF THE CLUBS DOWN THERE!! DESTROY ALL THEM FOR FANS, PASSION AND LOVE OF OUR CLUB! AND THESE PLAYERS YOU MENTION ARE LIKE US! UNLIKE YOU! SO PLEASE GIVE US PEACE “FAN” YOUR NO FAN WE NEED AS YOU CLEARLY DONT GET IT

  5. What a feckin muppet
    I’d rather have a sideboard full of medals than a whole lot of nothing
    Where da feck do you get these feckin muppets from
    Every month or so out comes some bawbag telling our players to move on, on the verge of winning an historic treble treble and its not good enough for the likes of this feckin muppet, catch yourself on and don’t be a bawbag all your life
    Go tell the tribute act players to move on, that they have no chance of winning anything (they can’t move on, no one wants them)
    You call yourself a Celtic fan,
    Feck off
    Feck right off
    Hail Hail

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