Callum McGregor could have more than one reason to celebrate this weekend.

The Hoops midfielder, a product of the club’s youth academy, will make his 100th appearance for the club if he has a role to play against Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s a special milestone,” he said. “It’s something I’m especially proud of being a Glasgow boy and coming through the academy.

“I heard a few weeks ago I was on 94 so it will be good to clock up the 100 and it would be even more special if I could do it on the same day as winning the league.

“Going on loan was a big help, it really benefited me. I was just young when I went down to England and it taught me a lot.

“It’s great to come back and then go on to make 100 appearances for the club I joined when I was nine.

“There is no one really left from my age group. I came through with Dylan McGeouch but apart from us there’s no one really left.

“It shows how hard it is so obviously I’ve done something right.”

While McGregor will have a personal interest in Sunday, there is a bigger picture, too.

There is little suspense to this season’s title race, with the only question being when rather than if.

Should Hearts beat Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon before Celtic head to Dundee then victory would be sufficient to give the Parkhead side a sixth successive title, the earliest any top flight has secured the Championship.

If Derek McInnes’ side hang on, then the Hoops will have to wait until the international window closes.

“First and foremost we’re looking forward to the game on Sunday, try and win that and get a positive result and we’ll see what happens elsewhere,” said the midfielder. “I know it’s an old cliché but in football that’s what you’ve got to do.

“You need to be prepared for every game.

“That’s why we’re in this position. It would be nice to cross the line, so we’re looking forward to it.

“It would be a great achievement and excellent if we could go and do it. So everyone is looking forward to that. First and foremost we want to go and win the league and if we go and do it in style then great.

“I think we’ll just check the result as it comes in. That’s been a big part of why we’ve been so successful because we’ve just focused on our own stuff and let other teams get on with what they’re doing.

“We’ll look at the result when we come in and we’ll assess the situation.”

This week has been unusual at Lennoxtown in that there have not been too many weekends in which – just two domestically – in which Celtic have dropped points.

The manner in which the Parkhead side allowed Rangers to take a late point on Sunday felt more reminiscent of a defeat rather than a draw, given the huge expectations on Celtic going into the game.

For McGregor, though, it is all about what lies ahead in the coming weeks.

“It slightly felt like a set-back in terms of the way Rangers scored late on but, I think, the important thing for us is that it’s another game undefeated and it just continues the run we’ve been on, which has been excellent,” he said. “So I don’t think the boys have been too disheartened this week. We came back in and had a couple of good training sessions and we’re looking forward to Sunday.

“It sharpens the focus again going into the next few weeks and with the semi-final coming up then it really spurs us on to do well in that.”

The teams meet again next month in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final with the theory being that the result at the weekend will give Celtic a quick reminder of how precarious a journey to a Treble can be.

“You can never take too much from these games,” said McGregor. “It will be about who turns up on the day and who wants it more.

“We’ll be very focused going in to the game and trying to get the right result. People say it’s a wake up call but there’s not too much truth in that.

“We drew the game and it was a bit subdued at the end but we are still unbeaten and have a great record.

“The confidence is still sky high and we need to take that in to every game.”