In an age of sports psychology and in depth analysis after every game, elite players have access to everything they need to learn and become better for the next match.

But sometimes you just need your mum to talk things through with.

That's the way Celtic and Scotland star Callum McGregor feels.

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A standout for the Hoops in their treble Treble victories, McGregor has been a virtual stalwart in both Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon's starting eleven.

And the midfielder has put his success down, in part, to his late night conversations with mum Tracey about his performances.

Though she pulls no punches if McGregor needs a reality check.

"I always speak to my mum after every single game," McGregor said.

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"We sit there for about an hour and a half after the night games when you're not getting home until half 12.

"We're just sitting up talking about the game. 

"She's a real good sounding board for me after games and she's pretty honest as well in terms of my performance and the team's performance.

"It's always good to get an outside opinion on it and sometimes you hear things you don't want to hear.

"It's good for you in the long run."