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Versatile ace Callum McGregor happy to do what's best for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

By Ronnie Esplin

Callum McGregor views his versatility as a help rather than a hindrance as he battles for a place at Celtic.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has employed the 23-year-old in a number of positions this season, including left-back.

McGregor, who came through the Hoops youth system, admits to having a preference for central midfield but is more concerned with getting game time.

The former Scotland Under-21 player came off the bench to score in the 4-3 win at Motherwell and also in the 4-1 victory at Partick Thistle which earned him a start in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Hamilton at Parkhead.

And ahead of the visit of Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership today, he said: "It has been good to get my first goals of the season and make an impact.

"If you can play a few different positions obviously it helps you to get into the team and I would play anywhere to get a game.

"People have different opinions on it but ultimately, if you can play in a few different positions when the team is getting picked, I think it is a wee bit of a help.

"I would rather play central but you would play anywhere to get into the team."

Celtic are unbeaten domestically with 14 wins out of 15 in the league and the Betfred Cup in the trophy room after their Hampden Park final win over Aberdeen last month.

Asked if it was too early to think about going the whole season unbeaten, McGregor said: "I think so.

"Obviously it is in the back of your mind somewhere that is creeping up but the main focus for us is to zoom in on the next game and be as prepared as we can be for it.

"We take every game as it comes and we don't try to focus on how many games unbeaten we are or whatever, we just see the next game as an opportunity to go and do well and try to win it."

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