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Sunday Round-Up: Draw With Hibs ‘Best Result Of The Season’ - Brendan Rodgers

McGregor set for Scotland call-up

Celtic v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon before the game yesterday
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: Brendan Rodgers has claimed that yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Hibs was ‘arguably our best result of the season so far’, as it indicates ‘how good the players have been’ in Celtic’s recent run of games. The game was a difficult one for Celtic as it was always going to be after a big European game but arguably we should have had a late penalty when Efe Ambrose fouled Scott SInclair, and the Celtic manager was bemused as to why Willie ‘eccentric’ Callum didn’t give the decision.

The star man yesterday was two goal hero Callum McGregor, who was described as a ‘wonderful player’ by Brendan Rodgers after the game, and it seems that he is finally going to get his long awaited and much deserved call-up to the Scotland squad. Well done to him.

Celtic v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Callum McGregor, set for a much deserved Scotland call-up
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

OTHER NEWS: Brendan Rodgers has claimed that a ‘negative slant’ is always placed on Celtic’s performances, and that the players ‘have not been fully recognised’ for our long, unbeaten domestic run - which now stands at 58 games. I broadly agree with him to be honest, the fight the players showed yesterday when heads could have dropped after a poor second-half display shows the will to win that exists in this Celtic side.

ON THIS DAY: In 2006, a late Aiden McGeady goal gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Falkirk at the Falkirk Stadium.

In 2005 goals from McManus, Maloney, Zurawski, Sutton and Beattie gave Celtic a comfortable 5-0 victory over Livingston.