CALLUM McGREGOR has hailed the “selflessness” of Kyogo Furuhashi.

The Japanese striker impressed everyone with his relentless spirit when he returned to the field in the first-half in the game against Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday.

Kyogo was forced off with a shoulder injury in the 17th minute and it looked as though Brendan Rodgers would have to make an early change to the line-up.

However, the prolific hitman made a dramatic return to action to claim the second goal and set up the third for Matt O’Riley as the Hoops racked up a 3-0 victory to go two points ahead at the top of the Premiership.

HOOP HOOP HOORAY…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates his superb headed goal against Dundee.

The sight of Kyogo sprinting back onto the pitch after his shoulder had been popped back into place was applauded by the home support and met by groans from the Tayside outfit who saw the lightning-swift striker fire in a hat-trick against them in a 6-0 win in only his second league appearance for the team in August 2021.

Skipper McGregor said: “It just shows the character that he wants to play games, he wants to be in the team, he wants to help the team as much as he can.

“You just hoped he was alright and we could get him back on the pitch.

“Again, tremendous character to play through it.”

The inspirational captain, speaking to the Scottish Sun, added: “Kyogo is top quality. He’s the difference-maker for us at the top of the pitch. He’s always cool as ice when he gets his chances.

“He’s a top, top player and I can’t speak highly enough of him.”

McGregor and Kyogo will team up again when Rodgers’ men kick off their Champions League quest against Feyenoord in Rotterdam tomorrow night.

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