CALLUM McGREGOR insists Celtic are looking “more like our old selves” as he prepares for the challenge of Aberdeen at Parkhead this evening.

The faltering champions are refusing to quit in the pursuit of the historic tenth successive title and go into the encounter against the Dons on the back of four victories in a row.

McGregor has played his part as the team have overcome Kilmarnock (4-0), Motherwell (2-1), St Mirren (4-0) and St Johnstone (2-1) in quick succession – with three of the games away from home – as they desperately try to claw back points after a disastrous start to the year which has already seen two losses.

But the vice-captain is focused on getting the job done against the Pittodrie outfit in the 6pm kick-off in the east end of Glasgow.

McGregor, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “Results have been good, large bits of the performances have been good, as well. We’re starting to look more like our old selves. We need to keep working hard and keep trying to win the next game and the one after that.

“In football, things can change very quickly. You get a result, you score a few goals, and then the confidence and the freedom in your play comes back.

“We seem to be scoring loads of goals and also defending well at the moment. Things move quickly in football and we can see that in the performances, they seem to be a lot slicker.”

McGregor added: “Winning can only help the confidence in the building and among the staff and the players. You can see that in the performances, we just need to try and continue that, keep working hard and keep our heads down.

“It’s been a difficult season, but we just need to learn from it. When you win games that automatically gives you a lift. It’s always doom and gloom when you don’t win games. I think this is a very honest group. You can see the drain on people, they take it into their personal lives, but, hopefully, we’re coming out the back of it now and it’s important that we stay on it.

“There aren’t too many games to go, but we have to win as many games between now and the end of the season and see where it takes us.

“We always expect a very tough game against Aberdeen and we have to play our very best. They might have a point to prove, they’ve been on a poor run themselves.”

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