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WORTHY: Callum McGregor

WORTHY: Callum McGregor

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WORTHY: Callum McGregor

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is adamant they will be worthy winners if they are declared Premiership champions with eight games left.

Premiership clubs are understood to be giving their seal of approval to call the season finished on a points per game average at a meeting yesterday, although it is unclear when any official declaration will be made.

UEFA has asked domestic leagues to indicate how they plan to complete their seasons or otherwise decide on European entrants by May 25.

The Scottish Professional Football League board was given the authority to terminate the season when clubs voted last month to call the lower-league campaign as it stood.

A ratification would see Celtic clinch a ninth successive title after they built up a 13-point lead over Rangers, who had one game in hand, before Scottish football was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak on March 13, two days before the pair were due to meet at Ibrox.

McGregor told Sky Sports News: "Regardless whether we win it on the pitch or circumstances dictate that we don't get to finish it but we still get crowned, I think either way we would be worthy champions.

"We have been absolutely outstanding and over the season we have put so many wins together and played a real attacking style as well, and scored a lot of goals.

"The boys were desperate to finish the season on a real high the way we were playing and that's been taken away."