Scott Brown is excited about the return of Callum McGregor to the Celtic team after his absence was badly felt against Aberdeen on Saturday, as reported by The Evening Times.
The Hoops midfielder has been out of action for nearly a month but so far Celtic have coped well in his absence with Brown stepping up his game to try and fill the void.
Against the Dons at the weekend though, the creativity from the middle of the park was very much missing and many fans pointed to the absence of McGregor as a key problem.
The captain agrees that his teammate is crucial, explaining to The Evening Times:
I think any player would miss having Callum in there. He has been exceptional for us over the last two or three seasons.
His work rate is phenomenal and he just gives us so much in terms of being able to pick out a pass or score a few goals himself. He is a quality player and getting him back into the team should give everyone a bit of a lift.
With Neil Lennon stating that he is hopeful McGregor may be in line to feature during next week’s visit to Dundee, his return is coming at a perfect time with an international break to then follow, allowing the midfielder to prepare for a massive derby match at the end of the month.
McGregor really has emerged as one of the most important performers in the first-team squad and hopefully when he does come back he adds that missing link between defence and attack that we’re looking for.