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Saturday Round-Up: Strachan - McGregor Could Make Scotland Debut On Sunday

Scotland v Slovakia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Callum McGregor may make his Scotland debut tomorrow
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THE BIG STORY: Gordon Strachan has revealed that Callum McGregor could make his Scotland in Sunday’s must win trip to Slovenia tomorrow. McGregor and Hibs midfielder John McGinn may start as the team as the win over Slovakia ‘drained the players mentally and physically’. McGregor really should be involved in this game, he has the guile and ability to fond space and score goals. We’ll have more on Scotland’s game on the site later today.

Meanwhile Kieran Tierney has admitted that he celebrated Scotland’s late winner against Slovakia ‘just like a fan’, as he had been substituted shortly before the goal. Tierney also feels that the momentum and team spirit in the Scotland squad will propel the national team to victory tomorrow night. Here’s hoping.

OTHER NEWS: Two Celts are on international duty today, Mikael Lustig - injury worries permitting - should feature for Sweden against Luxembourg whilst Dedryck Boyata is in the Belgium squad for their match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Celtic’s next Champions League opponents Bayern Munich have appointed Jupp Heynckes as their new manager. Heynckes, who took charge of Bayern for their Champions League win in 2013, has been appointed until the end of the season, in what will be his fourth spell as Bayern manager.

ON THIS DAY: In 2007, Celtic defeated Gretna 2-1 thanks to two very late goals, firstly a Chris Killen header brought about the equaliser before Scott McDonald beat the offside trap to fire home the winner.

In 1995 Celtic defeated Partick Thistle 2-1 in dreadful conditions at Firhill, a brace from Pierre Van Hooijdonk bringing home the points.