‘MY SPECIAL IBROX GOAL,’ McGREGOR

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CELTIC midfielder Callum McGregor admits Ibrox holds special memories for him.

The Scotland international new Bhoy netted a peach of a goal in the 5-1 Demolition Derby against Sevco Rangers in Govan in September.

McGregor also claimed a sweet strike in the previous game, a Scottish Cup-tie at Hampden against the same opponents.

The Hoops star, who hopes to get the nod from Brendan Rodgers to take a place in midfield against Graeme Murty’s side tomorrow, said: “The goal I scored at Ibrox is right up there with the best of my Celtic career.

“It was a great day. I had scored week before in the semi-final. But to score at Ibrox, right in front of the Celtic fans, was something special.

“It is better to win at Ibrox because you have three quarters of the stadium hating you.

“To then get a goal in front of your own fans is special. But we have had good results there recently and it’s been a good place for us to go.

“Hopefully, we can continue that tomorrow.”

McGregor is looking forward to the third meeting of the season with the Ibrox outfit and said: “It’s about staying focused. It’s about calm heads.

“We are there to play football, so you don’t want to get caught up in the emotion.

“You just try to block it all out until the game starts. I have been to Ibrox a few times now and, as you get older, you stay calm.

“We know exactly what we are going into and that experience can only help you.

“Obviously, you hear bits, but the focus is all just on the training and getting in the manager’s thoughts for the game.

“Being a Glasgow boy, it is about you everywhere you go.”

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