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Celtic were unable to maintain their undefeated winning streak yesterday as they lost rather weakly.
The Hoops fell to a brave Ross County who came to Victoria Park after five strong games earlier, scoring 13 goals in that time and conceding just two. However, they would not be celebrating their sixth victory.
Only one goal was scored last night, in the 71st minute, when Jordan White managed to find the back of the net and snatch the points from an injured Celtic.
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The reigning league champions will be disappointed with an overall lackluster performance. Jonjoe Kenny, in particular, was offside, but there was one man who managed to shine, despite the poor result.
Callum McGregor vs. Ross County
Callum McGregor has been an integral part of Neil Lennon’s team this season. Conversations have emerged about the idea of him. taking the captain’s armband Scott Brown, who is out of contract for the summer.
With big boots to potentially fill the line, the midfielder has been solid in the engine room this season and was one of the few positives against Ross County.
According to SofaScore, he received 124 gigantic touches of the ball, more than any other player on the field. This just goes to show how much of a feeder player operates like in midfield – he’s always hitting and receiving the ball to try and make some magic happen.
McGregor also made an impressive 101 accurate passes, completing 90% of attempts, as well as landing 11 accurate long balls and making a key pass.
Neil Lennon is also a huge fan of McGregor and recently got lyrical about his influence. The boss described it as a “metronomeIn the middle of the park, which is a huge compliment to someone hoping to take over his club as a future captain.
Celtic lost the game, but waiting captain McGregor can still be proud of his performance.
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