CAPTAIN Callum McGregor has been Celtic’s onfield inspiration during the four successive wins that have pushed the team to within two points of the Premiership pinnacle.

Three of the quartet of league victories have been away from home with last night’s 3-1 triumph over Hibs at Easter Road adding to the 2-1 result against Aberdeen at Pittodrie and the 2-0 success over Motherwell at Fir Park.

The Hoops also celebrated a 2-0 win over St Johnstone at Parkhead on Saturday and Ange Postecoglou’s side are at the same venue in two days’ time where three points from Livingston will see them sit in pole position with Rangers, who drew 2-2 with Aberdeen at Ibrox, playing Motherwell at Fir Park in a High Noon showdown on Sunday.

IN WITH A SHOUT…Callum McGregor passes some instructions to his team-mates.

While Steven Gerrard’s men were toiling to come back after going two goals down to the Dons to grab a point with a controversial late penalty-kick from James Tavernier, skipper McGregor and his team-mates were in whirlwind form as they raced to a three-goal advantage in half-an-hour in Edinburgh with goals from Anthony Ralston, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyogo Furuhashi.

McGregor, though, is not looking too far ahead and said: “You see how quickly it can turn. We’re a quarter of the way through the season and we know there’s so much football to be played.

“The good thing about this team is I still think there’s improvement in it, as well.

JOY BHOYS…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates his goal with Filipe Jota with Hibs keeper Matt Macey not too happy.

“We keep putting demands on each other to get better and better and we saw the fruits of that last night.

“We just look at ourselves and approach every game trying to get maximum points.”

McGregor, speaking to Glasgow Live, added: “This is a completely new team and we’re still just finding out how good we can be.

“We’re not looking elsewhere. We’re looking within the building and trying to push each other every day.

“You can see the players responding to the challenge.

“There’s so many young ones in this team to develop, as well, so, once we get that right, who’s to say how good we can be?”



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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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