CALLUM McGREGOR insists Celtic DESERVE their ninth successive title – even if they do not kick another ball this season.

The Hoops, of course, were at the Premiership pinnacle with a 13-point advantage and only eight games to play when football went into lockdown in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An inevitable decision on the destination of the crown will be made within the next few days and the trophy will be heading back to he east end of Glasgow.

Some critics have argued against Neil Lennon’s side being awarded the title, but Scotland international midfielder McGregor is adamant the Hoops deserve the accolade because of what they’ve already achieved.

He told Sky Sports News: “Regardless of whether we win it on the pitch or the circumstances dictate that we don’t get to finish it, but we still get crowned.

“I think either way we would be worthy champions and we’ve been absolutely outstanding.

“Over the season we’ve put so many wins together and played in a real attacking style as well in which we’ve scored a lot of goals.

“The boys were desperate to actually go and finish the season on a real high the way we were playing, but that’s been taken away.

“But to go and get nine titles in a row, it will only be the second time in the club’s history so that tells you how big and achievement it is in itself and it’s something I know the boys would be extremely proud of.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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