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McGregor says Celtic can capture title despite awkward trip to Hibs

By Robert Jones

Callum McGregor claims Celtic's task in clinching the Ladbrokes Premiership title could be no tougher than a trip to Easter Road today.

The Hoops are one win away from their seventh successive league triumph and remain on track for an unprecedented second straight domestic treble.

Hibernian have drawn 2-2 both home and away against the Parkhead side this term and narrowly lost a third league game 1-0, while going down 4-2 in their Betfred Cup semi-final clash.

McGregor believes confidence has increased after Celtic's 4-0 William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final win over Old Firm rivals Rangers last Sunday, but he knows it will not be easy against fourth-placed Hibs, who retain aspirations of a second-place finish.

"The boys want to get it done as quickly as possible and we have a big chance to do it on Saturday," he said.

"We've prepared well this week so hopefully we can finish the job and get the title done.

"We're excited and raring to go. Off the back of a good result at the weekend, the confidence is high and we want to go and finish it off as quickly as possible.

"Hibs have been a great opponent for us. The games we've had against them have been tough.

"It would have been tough to pick a harder opponent, but everyone is looking forward to the challenge and we're only one win away from the title, so that should spur us on."

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