CALLUM McGREGOR was part of Brendan Rodgers’ all-conquering Invincibles as they swept all before them to claim a memorable silverware clean sweep in the phenomenal 2016/17 campaign.

Six years later, the midfielder is on course to emulate the treble achievement and his first as Celtic captain after taking over from the iconic Scott Brown at the start of last season.

McGregor acknowledged the “special guys” who are around him as the Hoops zero in lifting the 53rd title in their history and bring down the curtain on a memorable term with a Scottish Cup Final meeting with Championship outfit Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden on Saturday June 3.

TREBLE YELL 2017…Callum McGregor and Scott Brown celebrate the 2-1 Scottish Cup Final victory over Aberdeen to seal the Invincibles’ season.

It will be the club’s eighth domestic trophy hat-trick and the fifth since Rodgers’ debut campaign was sealed by Tom Rogic’s last-gasp winner against Aberdeen in the unforgettable showpiece success in May 2017.

McGregor, 29, has been involved in each of the previous four and, asked if he feels something similar is building under guidance of Postecoglou, the Scotland international answered: “There are aspects of that. Just the way it feels.

“Sometimes you get a feeling as a player that you have special guys in there with you. And these things only happen when you have special people around you, giving everything to the cause.

NO-HOLDS BARRED…Callum McGregor and John Lundstram in a crunching collision during Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final triumph at the weekend.

”This a new group and we have spoken about this a lot. We want to write our own history as a group of players, along with the management team.

“We have four or five weeks that can be really exciting and if we apply ourselves properly and make the right sacrifices then we’re hoping to get as many rewards as we can.

“So, it’s a case of back to work and our full focus will be on getting a positive result at the weekend and obviously wrapping up the league.”

The final whistle had just sounded after the 1-0 semi-final triumph over Michael Beale’s side on Sunday when the Hoops turned their focus back to the Premiership and the match against Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

A JOB WELL DONE…Ange Postecoglou congratulates skipper Callum McGregor after another Hampden triumph.

McGregor, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “That’s it. That’s what this club requires. Its relentless nature is to win and then you have to go and win again.

“Of course, you enjoy the big days. The supporters would have enjoyed Hampden, I’m sure of that.

“But there is still a lot of work to be done. There are four or five really exciting weeks of the season left, but it only becomes exciting if you do the hard work and you put in the performances when the big games come.”

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