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CELTIC defender Charlie Mulgrew has celebrated his 26th birthday by collecting the SPL player of the month award for February.
Mulgrew scored spectacular long-range strikes against Hibs and Dunfermline as Celtic extended their winning run in the league to 17 games, before drawing against Aberdeen in their first game in March.
Mulgrew joins manager Neil Lennon in winning a monthly award for February.
The former Wolves and Aberdeen player – who started his career at Celtic – also won his first Scotland cap in February, playing at left-back in the 1-1 draw in Slovenia.
Hoops team-mate James Forrest played in front of him on the left flank and was amazed to discover it was Mulgrew’s first call-up.
Forrest said: “I think he was definitely up there with one of the best performances in the team.
“He played very well and I thought we had a lot of joy down our side. For his first cap I thought that he was excellent.
“I was shocked to hear it was his first time in the squad as his performances in the last two seasons here have been quality.
“He’s got a great left foot, he’s a good passer of the ball and a good defender and it’s obviously good to have another home-grown Scottish boy playing in the team as well.
“Last season he played really well but this season he has kicked on again and has just got better and better.”
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