Friday 20 April 2018

McGregor has hope of Scot call-up

Celtic's Callum McGregor
Celtic's Callum McGregor

Celtic's Callum McGregor admits he has not heard from Gordon Strachan since his Scotland snub - but he is not giving up hope of playing a part in their World Cup push.

The on-form Hoops midfielder was controversially overlooked by the national team boss for this month's crucial qualifiers with Lithuania and Malta.

His absence, though, did not slow down the Scots as a team dominated by McGregor's Parkhead colleagues fired themselves back into contention for a play-off spot with back-to-back wins.

While disappointed to miss out this time, McGregor, who has netted in three of his club's four Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures so far this term, reckons he is now up to cap standard.

He said: "I watched the two games. It was two good performances and two good wins, so the boys have put themselves right back in contention. Does that make me hungrier to break into the squad? Yeah of course. I've always wanted to be a part of it.

"Obviously for me there is some big games coming up at Celtic and the Champions League is getting under way so I just want to do well for Celtic and try to catch the eye."

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