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CELTIC WILL BE BIG NOISES, INSISTS CALMAC

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CALLUM McGREGOR insists Celtic will have something to shout about once again at the end of another eventful and successful season.

The champions will kick off their bid for a history-making 10 successive titles with a meeting against Hamilton Accies on Flag Day at Parkhead on Sunday, August 2.

And McGregor is adamant the team will have to “block out all the noise” as they aim for the record books.

Plus the Hoops will also be given the opportunity to claim a sensational quadruple treble once the Scottish Cup eventually resumes where they have a semi-final encounter against Aberdeen to confront.

The Scotland international midfielder, speaking in a Zoom broadcast conference reported by Sky Sports News, said: “We are back in as a group and understand the challenge that is ahead of us.

“But the reason why we have been so successful in the past is because of the way we work, we take on game at a time, we don’t look too far ahead and the success has been built on that.

“We have to block out all the noise coming from everywhere else and just look at the next game.

“The boys have been pretty relaxed so far and I think if you start to get carried away with all the chat that goes on outside the camp, the only people who can make this happen for us is the guys inside the building and we have to stay focused.

“We understand what is at stake, but once you start looking too far ahead that is when things can quite quickly fall apart.

“So, for us, it is the same message. We have to stay calm, relaxed, we know how hard we have to work in training and preparation for the games and come a match day we have to perform every week to get the points and that is what we will try to do.”

Scotland’s title kings will take part in the Veolia Trophy at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, playing Nice on Thursday and Lyon on Saturday, as CQN reported.

They then head to the French capital three days later to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc des Princes.

 
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