CALLUM McGREGOR is Ange Postecoglou’s man for all seasons.

The Celtic boss is a massive admirer of his team’s skipper and he believes he will continue to improve.

Twenty-nine-year-old McGregor will lead out the champions against Ross County in Dingwall today as the champions aim to restore their nine-point advantage at the Premiership pinnacle with nine games to play.

HAPPY DAZE…Callum McGregor proudly holds aloft the newly-won League Cup trophy after the 2-1 victory at Hampden in February. 

The second successive crown is edging ever closer and once again Postecoglou will reply on his onfield leader against Malky Mackay’s Highlanders who are hovering just about the relegation trapdoor just two points above rock-bottom Dundee United who lost 2-0 at Ibrox yesterday.

The 57-year-old Parkhead gaffer is adamant McGregor will not be heading for the club exit any time soon.

Postecoglou, speaking to The Scotsman, said: “It’s something I wouldn’t entertain. When the club talks to me about any bids, I usually say my phone’s not working.

“But that wouldn’t surprise me with Callum. He’s shown he can play at the very highest level. But I still think his best football is ahead of him because he’s growing in stature all the time.

“There’s nothing I see within him that’s going to slow him down. He’s proven that he can play at the highest level.

“Thankfully for us, he’s really committed to this club.

“In today’s football, to have that kind of individual who still loves playing for the club he grew up with – and his ambition is still to make Celtic as successful as possible – is fantastic for us.”

McGregor will switch his attention back to club football in the Highlands in today’s High Noon showdown after playing every minute of Scotland’s two Euro 24 wins over Cyprus and Spain at Hampden over the past eight days.

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