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Celtic fans call for Lennon to rest McGregor against Rennes

Read Sport logo Read Sport 16/09/2019 Oliver Birch
Callum McGregor wearing a green shirt: Celtic v AIK - UEFA Europa League Play Off: First Leg © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Celtic v AIK - UEFA Europa League Play Off: First Leg

Many Celtic supporters have called for Neil Lennon to drop Callum McGregor for the Hoops’ crucial Europa League group stage opener against Rennes.

The Scotland midfielder struggled for the Tartan Army during the international break and once again struggled to produce his best against Hamilton in Saturday’s 1-0 win.

And following the display against Accies, these supporters have all called for Lennon to give CalMac a rest and drop him for Celtic’s tie against Rennes on Thursday. 

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CalMac certainly appears to need a slight rest given the amount of football he has played over the course of the last year or so, but he will surely be an important figure for Thursday’s trip to Rennes.

Dropping the midfielder in such a big game would be a huge statement from Neil Lennon; who may be more inclined to give the Scotland international a break when Celtic host Kilmarnock at Parkhead next weekend.

Squad rotation is crucial when it comes to keeping Celtic’s star men fit and giving others a chance to impress, but McGregor must start against Rennes for me.

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