MUM’S the word for Callum McGregor when he sits down to analysis his displays for Celtic and Scotland.
The international midfielder doesn’t have far to go to find a viwing partner – his mother Tracey is happy to share last-night chats with the 26-year-old midfielder who has been one of the most consistent players in the Hoops’ historic treble treble campaigns.
McGregor, in a report in the Evening Times, admitted: “I always speak to my mum after every single game.
“We sit there for about an hour and a half after the night games when you’re not getting home until half 12. We’re just sitting up talking about the game.
“She’s a real good sounding board for me after games and she’s pretty honest as well in terms of my performance and the team’s performance.
“It’s always good to get an outside opinion on it and sometimes you hear things you don’t want to hear.
“It’s good for you in the long run.”
Whatever mum Tracey suggests – along, of course, with the words of wisdom from ex-boss Brendan Rodgers and current gaffer Neil Lennon – her thoughts are obviously helping to keep her son on course.
McGregor and skipper Scott Brown have been the launch pad for the Hoops as they have gone trophy-hunting over the past few years with nine-in-a-row now in their sights.
It’s probably best Tracey’s take on the display of the team in the 2-0 loss at Livingston at the weekend will remain a family secret.