Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has explained that he wants to repay manager Ronny Deila’s faith in him by putting in good performances.

The 22-year-old, who was left out by Deila for five matches after he was arrested for drink-driving in early February, has been in great form since being reinstated by the Norwegian in the squad.

McGregor found the back of the net in the 3-0 win over Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on 6th February before scoring once again against Partick Thistle in a Scottish Premiership game at the weekend, a match the Hoops won 2-1.

And the Scot, who admitted that he let a lot of people down, including Deila through his reckless behaviour, however, insisted that it is a fresh start for him.

“It was a big incident and I let a lot of people down, including the manager”, McGregor was quoted as saying by the Herald Scotland.


“But he’s shown great faith in me by putting me back in so I’m trying to repay him with my performances.

“I’m grateful to him for doing that. I’ve got a great relationship with him. He trusts me and I trust him so it was great that he put me back in.

“All the lads have been great with me as well. I’m delighted to repay them too as I let them down as well. It’s a fresh start for me in many ways.”

McGregor, who is a product of Celtic’s youth system, has scored six goals and provided five assists in 25 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish giants in the present campaign.