Bhoys have to bounce back, insists McGregor
CALLUM McGREGOR insists Celtic have to quickly shrug off their Europa League disappointment in Salzburg to take care of domestic duties in Perth.
The Hoops were beaten 3-1 by the Austrian champions at the Red Bull Arena on Thursday night.
Brendan Rodgers’ side travel to McDiarmid Park today to face St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, a side they recently knocked out of the Betfred Cup at the same venue by a single goal. The champions are six points behind leaders Hearts and 25-year-old Scotland midfielder McGregor knows they have to keep the pressure on.
“We had a good game up there (Perth) last midweek. So they will make it difficult for us again,” he said. “We have got to get the freshness in the legs again and go again on Sunday and we need three points.”
Pontus Jansson powered in a dramatic 88th-minute header as Leeds earned a point. Marcelo Bielsa’s battling side had trailed from the spot through Neal Maupay’s 10th goal of the season. And Bees manager Smith was satisfied despite dropping two points late in the day. “I thought we were very good today, first half we were very good,” said Smith. improvement from their tame surrender at home to Leeds on Tuesday, but they have won just once in eight games and are now bottom of the pile. net just before the hour mark.
Bray silenced the home crowd with a quick-fire equaliser through Jake Ellis but it took the home side less than 30 seconds to regain the lead, when Mikey Drennan fired home from close range. Champions League. Uruguay midfielder Bentancur’s goal was his first since joining Juve at the start of last season while Ronaldo took his tally to four since his move from Real Madrid.