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Wednesday 22 November 2017

McGregor hailed

Celtic’s Callum McGregor
Celtic’s Callum McGregor

Celtic academy boss Tommy McIntyre reckons Callum McGregor has become a shining example to his fresh-faced Hoops hopefuls.

The Parkhead under-20s manager helped develop McGregor into a first-team star and is delighted to see him embellish his growing reputation with the opening goal in Sunday's Hampden triumph over Rangers.

The Scottish Cup semi-final victory also involved contributions from McGregor's fellow academy graduates Kieran Tierney and James Forrest.

And McIntyre believes all three players are proof that hard work combined with talent will add up to first-team opportunities at Celtic.

McIntyre said: "Kieran, Callum and James are the perfect examples of what can be achieved if you work really hard. The young players in my squad need to see that there is a pathway that is transparent and achievable. But they also need to understand that the crown is on their head. They are given every opportunity by the club to progress and it's up to them to take their opportunity."

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