CALLUM McGREGOR is “pushing every boundary” according to Ange Postecoglou as he attempts to make his comeback before the turn of the year.

The influential Celtic skipper has missed the last six games after hirpling off with a knee injury in the first-half of the 3-1 Champions League loss to RB Leipzig in Germany at the start of the month.

There is no chance of McGregor returning before the World Cup Finals which kick off in Qatar on November 21 with the showpiece Final due on December 18.

The champions still have four games to play before the Glasgow derby at Ibrox on January 2 2023.

CRUNCH…Callum McGregor winces at the moment of impact against RB Leipzig on October 5.

In a hectic 11-day schedule, the Hoops will face Aberdeen at Pittodrie on December 17 and then two home matches against Livingston (21st) and St Johnstone (24th) before their final fixture of 2022 against Hibs at Easter Road on the 28th.

Postecoglou, who is preparing his players for the visit to Livingston for Sunday’s midday kick-off, told Sky Sports: “Callum’s a constant presence. He’s always around the dressing room. The recovery is going well.

“We won’t see him before the break, but Callum being Callum, he’s pushing every boundary and probably ahead of schedule, which is no surprise to us.

“Speaking to him, he’s in a pretty good place and really pleased with the way it’s going.

“I think he realises that when we come back, there’s still the most important part of the season to go and he wants to be a big contributor to that.”

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