Callum McGregor believes he has silenced his doubters after impressing for Celtic this season.

The midfielder is in line to start for Scotland at Pittodrie this week against Holland, a performance that comes on the back of his goal against Bayern Munich and a part in creating history with Celtic on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side eclipsed a century-old record with their effortless 4-0 win over St Johnstone at the weekend that takes them to 63 domestic games without defeat.

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“It just feels like a really special time just now,” said McGregor. “Everyone is in a good place.

“I feel great. Like everyone, I am loving it. The football we are playing is fantastic and the manager just wants us to keep going.

“I think there have always been people who have looked at Champions League games or other big matches and wondered whether I was at that level and whether or not I could cope on that kind of stage.

“I feel I have answered that now. For me, so much of that comes down to the manager. He gave me belief that I could go to another level, that he trusted me in games and I am just delighted to be involved in.

“I really feel like I have kicked on and it just feels brilliant to be a part of it. It is an exciting time and everyone wants to be a part of it.”

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McGregor was overlooked by former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan throughout the failed World Cup qualification campaign.

However, he has been drafted in for Thursday night’s friendly by Malky McKay, with the interim manager set to hand the midfielder his first cap.

For the 24-year-old it is another step forward but he insisted that his main focus is always at Celtic.

“It is a great honour to be capped for your country and obviously for every player it is a real landmark achievement,” he said. “I just always felt that I had to concentrate on what I have been doing at Celtic and then see what came from that.

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“If you are playing Champions League football and playing regularly for your team then you always hope that you will get the chance but ultimately you know that you need to be consistent to be getting in there.

“It is nice to be in the squad and we’ll see what happens but from a personal point of view I just want to make sure that I am keeping the performances going week in, week out at Celtic.

“So long as I am doing that then I am sure that everything else will take care of itself, regardless of who the Scotland manager ends up being.”