CALLUM MCGREGOR says he would be delighted to shoulder the responsibility of taking penalties for Celtic after netting his first and only spot-kick for the club in regular time yesterday.

Remarkably, the midfielder had never hit a penalty for Celtic outside of shootouts before finding the net from 12 yards against Ross County, and now he says he is ready to fight it out with Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard for the honour going forward.

“With Ryan and Odsonne not starting, the responsibility was on me, so you just try to hit the target and make sure you score," McGregor said.

“My name was up on the board so someone has to step up. It's the first pen I’ve actually taken in a game for Celtic so one from one is pretty good!

“It was a vital point in the game, it was a bit sticky, so it was important to get it.

“Then after half time Odsonne comes on and changes things again for us.

"It is not something I have overly been involved in before but I am happy to take them if the responsibility falls on me. I have big enough shoulders.

“I think it will be a three way fight now!"

McGregor is now hoping that Celtic can carry their positive form since the winter break into Wednesday night's trip to Perth to face St Johnstone.

“I feel like it has been a good start," he said. "Obviously there's wee bits of rust to the performances but it is important to win these games.

“As I touched on before you have to go on a run and really put your foot to the floor and get the victories. There have been bits of the performances that have been great and bits that we can tidy up on.

“I think that was good to get a clean sheet [on Saturday], it gives everybody confidence and we kick on again on Wednesday."