A worrying report on the BBC Sport website has highlighted the workload that Celtic midfielder, Callum McGregor is currently having to cope with.
In a list compiled by Transfermarkt.com, McGregor comes out on top when comparing how many minutes footballers from around the world have played since the season kicked off in the summer.
The, one time, Leicester City target has played a staggering 42 times for club and country this term which is made all the more remarkable when you consider he also played more minutes than any other footballer in the world last season with 69 games, as reported in The Scotsman. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that he has played 111 times since the beginning of last season, a truly breathtaking number of games.
The BBC list – based on minutes played – is dominated with Celtic and Rangers players, with Kris Ajer, James Forrest and Scott Brown also making the top ten, the Ibrox side are represented by James Tavernier and Connor Goldson. On further investigation – when looking purely at match involvement – five of the top six players are from Celtic with Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard also making the list.
Do you worry that Callum McGregor will burn out?
Neil Lennon will have greater opportunities to rest his key players after the winter break with less European football and Scottish Cup games played at the weekends, he should take full advantage – in what looks like being the closest Scottish Premiership campaign for nearly a decade – he needs his star men firing on all cylinders if they are to continue their domestic dominance.