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McGregor geared up for tough December fixtures

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Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is expecting a tough fixture list in December and has urged his teammates to “put the foot to the floor”.

Celtic have five more Scottish Premiership games before the end of the year and McGregor says they must battle through the fixture schedule if they want to remain top spot in the new year.

“The fixtures have been pretty grueling and the boys have been playing games every couple of days at high intensity,” McGregor told Sky Sports.

“Another positive is we went through on Thursday night [in the Europa League]. We have to pick ourselves up again and Easter Road is a tough place to go.

“We have had tough games against them as well there so we need to be fully ready for that. We need to recover and be flying for Sunday.

“November and December are a big couple of months in the fixtures and if you get through them and come out the other side well you are in a pretty good place.

“We have the cup in the bag, we have five games left so we have to put the foot to the floor and get as many points as we can.”