Callum McGregor wants Celtic's midfielders to ease the burden on Leigh Griffiths’ shoulders by chipping in with more goals this season.

The 22-year-old midfielder has chipped in with six goals in all competitions this term, but believes the Celtic midfield men need to do more and should aim to be scoring ten per season to help the team.

Griffiths has been the top marksman for Celtic this season with 35 goals in all competitions, but McGregor believes it is time the midfielders also stepped up and hit the back of the net regularly to ease the burden on the Scotland striker.

And he believes scoring goals is an important part of an attacking midfielder’s game, as only then they can make telling contributions towards the performance of their respective teams.

The Celtic midfielder told the Herald Scotland: "If a Celtic midfield player can get 10 goals a season then you make yourself a good asset.  


"It should be part of most attacking midfielders’ games that they do chip in with a few goals.

"Leigh has been on fire and scored 35 this season. The other boys need to do their bit and score a few more.

"It’s goals that mark you out as a midfielder.

"Goals change games. Goals win games.

"You can have all the great play in the world but it’s what you do in your box and the opposition box which ultimately counts.”

McGregor has clocked up 26 appearances in all competitions this season for Celtic, and will be hoping to add more goals to his tally by the time the curtains are drawn on the current campaign.